Policing in America | The Limits to Accountability: Police, Prosecutors, and Qualified Immunity

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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 second session of the series, held on October 16, a panel of experts discusses the legal and political barriers to police accountability, and how this moment in our history might fuel greater oversight.

Panelists:
– Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney;
– I. Bennett Capers, professor of law and director of the Center on Race, Law & Justice at Fordham Law School;
– Clark Neily, vice president for criminal justice at the Cato Institute; and
– Joanna Schwartz, professor at the UCLA School of Law.

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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