Policing in America | Police Unions and Politics

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In the yearlong Policing in America lecture series, Harvard Law School faculty members Andrew Manuel Crespo and Alexandra Natapoff bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars in conversation with police, prosecutors, activists, and other leading voices to analyze the complex and democratically vital questions raised by the institution of American policing. These conversations are aimed at illuminating the current moment, what brought us here, and the opportunities it presents to us as a legal and national community moving forward.

In this third session of the series, held on November 13, a panel of experts explores the powerful role of police unions, their history, current practices and controversies, and how they might become part of an improved policing landscape.

Panelists:
Dr. RaShall Brackney, Chief of Police, Charlottesville, Virginia

Professor Catherine Fisk, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Professor William Jones, University of Minnesota

DeRay Mckesson, Civil Rights Activist, Author, and Co-founder of Campaign Zero

All sessions of the Policing in America colloquium series will be recorded and videos will be available afterwards on this channel for broader public viewing. Registration for live viewing is open to the Harvard community; sessions take place on select Fridays from 12:00–1:30pm EST.

For more information on the lecture series, visit the Policing in America website https://policinginamerica.law.harvard.edu/about/

Read “A ‘reckoning’ for policing in America” on Harvard Law Today https://today.law.harvard.edu/a-reckoning-for-policing-in-america/

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