Police Bystander Training

Part 1

Part 2


On October 29th, we hosted a Police Bystander Training with Oren Nimni and Carl Williams, which provided essential information about what we can do as a witnesses to prevent or interrupt police harassment and violence.


There will be a person doing Spanish translation. Va a ver una persona que se puede traducir todo al espanol.

Oren Nimni is a founding partner of Community Law Office. Oren’s work focuses primarily on criminal defense and employment law cases including wage and hour, overtime, termination and discrimination. Oren speaks Arabic, Hebrew, French, and Creole. Oren is also heavily involved in social justice projects both locally and nationally having worked with Project No One Leaves, Boston Coalition for Police Accountability, Law for Black Lives and many other organizations. He also currently sits on the boards of both the National and Massachusetts chapters of the National Lawyers Guild. Prior to coming to Community Law Office Oren worked at the Prison Litigation Assistance Project. He also interned with the Roxbury Defenders division of CPCS and Brazilian Immigrant Center in Allston. Oren is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.

Carl Williams joined the ACLU of Massachusetts as staff attorney in September 2013. He was previously a criminal defense attorney with the Roxbury Defenders Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Carl is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and the University of Wisconsin Law School. A long-time resident of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, he has been an activist and organizer on issues of war, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice and Palestinian self-determination. Carl is a member of the National Lawyers Guild and has served on its Massachusetts board of directors. During the Occupy Boston movement he was part of its legal defense and support team, which provided nearly 24-hour support to the participants. More recently, Carl was a Givelber Distinguished Lecturer on Public Interest Law at Northeastern University School of Law, where he taught a class on social justice movements and the law.