Professors Kami Chavis Simmons and Mark Rabil to speak on ‘Peace Officer’ film panel on Wednesday, May 11, at Salem College

Professors Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, and Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, will speak on a panel at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at Salem College’s Huber Theatre following the free screening of the film, “Peace Officer.”

The event is co-sponsored by the RiverRun International Film Festival “Films with Class” program, Wake Forest Law, Salem College and UNC-TV.

“Peace Officer” is a film that addresses issues associated with what some view as the militarization of police departments in our country.

“The organizers have assembled a terrific panel that will discuss the issues raised by the film after the screening,” a press release states. “Like ‘Central Park Five’ a couple of years ago, Wake Forest Law professors Mark Rabil and Kami Simmons are among the panel members.”

Also on the panel will be members of the Winston-Salem Police Department.