Police Reform and Systemic Racism
The American Bar Association hosted a virtual event on police reform with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. They talked about the use of qualified immunity, bridging the gap between police and the communities they serve, efforts to “de-fund the police,” and how consent decrees and the use of “pattern and practice” can be effective tools in reforming police departments. When asked about federal involvement, Senator Scott said that though the federal government does have a role to play, real and effective police reform starts at the local level. close
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Judy Perry Martinez President American Bar Association
Traci Burch Associate Professor Northwestern University->Political Science
Michael S. Harrison Commissioner Baltimore, MD->Police Department
Joey Jackson Analyst CNN->Legal Affairs
Susie Morgan Judge U.S. District Court->Eastern District of Louisiana
Tim Scott U.S. Senator (Class 3) [R] South Carolina
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