Posted: April 2nd, 2018
Professor Kami Chavis, associate provost for academic initiatives and director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, will discuss the future roles of the federal government in police reform at the University of Illinois College of Law symposium, “Federal Responses to Police Misconduct: Possibilities and Limits.” The events starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in the Max. L. Rowe Auditorium.
“We are at a critical juncture in our country,” Chavis says. “The recent death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento at the hands of the police and the ensuing protesters demonstrate that the problem of police accountability is ongoing. Closer to home here in North Carolina, the brutal beating by a police officer in Asheville and the efforts to suppress to make the video of the encounter public has sparked community outrage. As country, we need can no longer afford to ignore the undeniable racial disparities at issue here and develop long term, sustainable solutions for reform.”
Professor Chavis will also discuss her paper, “Responding to Federal Divestments from Local Police Reform: A Roadmap.”
To learn more about this event, visit the University of Illinois College of Law event calendar.