Community Policing: Policing, Policy, & The Search for Progress
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Location: Christ The King United Church of Christ,
11370 Old Halls Ferry Road Florissant MO 63033
Time: 12:00 noon
Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sean Bell, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, and Alton Sterling lived hundreds of miles apart, yet their deaths were tragically alike: All three were unarmed African-American men killed by the police. Their deaths, among others, have sparked a national dialogue on modern racism and the fragmented relationship between law enforcement and minority communities.
The purpose of this panel is to have an open and engaging dialogue about social issues relevant to police and community relationships, such as racial/gender/religious profiling, implicit bias in the police dept and community, community policing and police procedures and policies that facilitate justice and what we can do as a community to be aware of and confront these issues in our society. Panelists include:
Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown
Justin Hansford, Asst. Law Professor, SLU (also Boardmember for Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation)
Redditt Hudson, Board Chair, The Ethic Project
Denise Lieberman, Denise Lieberman, Senior Attorney, Advancement Project
Captain Carol Jackson, U. City Police Dept.
DJ Kut, Asst. Program Director, Old School 95.5
Mustafa Abdullah, Lead Organizer, ACLU of Missouri
Niecy Quinn, wife of Officer Quinn of North County Police Cooperative
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, 43rd District (CA)