Criminal justice and policing reform are much in the news lately, sparked by events that garner national media coverage. This panel will assess the need for reform, and the road forward. How do media narratives about policing square with the empirical evidence? What are the most effective methods of policing, and how can they best be promoted? What is the proper way to balance police activity and the crime rate? In the current atmosphere, is legitimate police activity chilled? Must law enforcement officers responding to calls pause to consider their potential personal liability?
This panel was presented at the 2015 National Lawyers Convention on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
Civil Rights: Ferguson, Baltimore, and Criminal Justice Reform
12:00 noon – 2:15 p.m.
- Mr. Arthur Loevy, Partner, Loevy & Loevy
- Mr. Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, The Cato Institute
- Dr. David B. Muhlhausen, Research Fellow in Empirical Policy Analysis, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
- Mr. Michael P. Tremoglie, Former Philadelphia Police Officer
- Mr. Robert L. Woodson, Sr., Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
- Moderator: Hon. David Stras, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Minnesota
- Introduction: Hon. Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
The Mayflower Hotel