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Professor Kami Chavis discusses solutions to police confidence gap in Tulsa World

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program and associate dean for research and public engagement, was quoted throughout the following Tulsa World story, “Blacks in Tulsa more likely than whites to be subject to police use of force,” published by Corey Jones and Curtis Killman on Oct. 3, 2016.

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses relationship between citizens and police in light of recent shootings on American Constitution Society’s blog

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program and associate dean for research and public engagement, is quoted in the following article, “Seeking Alternatives to the Deadly Use of Force,” published on American Constitution Society’s blog on Sept. 27, 2016.

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses continued protests after release of police videos in Charlotte in the Wall Street Journal

Professor Kami Chavis, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, was quoted in the following Wall Street Journal article, “Police Videos Fail to Quiet Protests in Charlotte,” published by Valerie Bauerlein on Sept. 25, 2016.

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‘Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tension in Charlotte’ panel discussion set for Wednesday, Sept. 28

A campus-wide discussion, “Close to Home: Comprehending Community/Police Tension in Charlotte,” is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for anyone outside the Wake Forest University community here. It will also be live webcast here. The panel discussion will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a student leadership roundtable and small group discussions. The event is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program, Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the American Ethnic Studies Program and the Wake Forest Sociology Department.

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses legal standard for excessive force in New York Times

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program and associate dean for research and public engagement, is quoted in the following original story, “What We Know About the Details of the Police Shooting in Charlottte,” written by Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder and published in The New York Times on Sept. 25, 2016. Continue reading the main story

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott here on Tuesday afternoon has sparked outrage and concern, and set off, once again, a national conversation about the treatment of minorities by the police. The details of the case have also been a source of intense debate. Here are some questions that readers have asked reporters at The New York Times since Mr. Scott’s death.

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Criminal Justice Program hosts Josh Horwitz, executive director of Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 18

The Criminal Justice Program will host Josh Horwitz, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Those who can’t be present but wish to access his presentation via live webcast can do so here http://go.wfu.edu/g42

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Professor Kami Chavis calls for calm as well as change in police culture in light of Charlotte protests over police shooting

Kami Chavis, a Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest Law, is speaking out about the protests that broke out Tuesday in Charlotte injuring about a dozen police officers. The protests were a direct response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by a black police officer at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side, according to media reports including MSN News.

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Professor Kami Chavis quoted in Slate magazine regarding the family of Sandra Bland’s wrongful death settlement

Professor Kami Chavis is quoted in the article, “The Family of Sandra Bland Reaches a Remarkable Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit,” written by By Leon Neyfakh of Slate magazine.

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Professor Kami Chavis speaks at Wake Forest Fall Leadership Summit on Thursday, Sept. 8

Professor Kami Chavis, Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement and Director of the Criminal Justice Program, spoke at Wake Forest University’s Fall Leadership Summit on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Graylyn Estate’s Mews Conference Room.
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Professor Kami Chavis featured in Time magazine about why police departments don’t always release body cam footage

Associate Dean of Research and Engagement Kami Chavis, founder and director of the Criminal Justice Program, is featured in the following story by Time magazine’s  about “Why Police Departments Don’t Always Release Body Cam Footage” published on Aug. 17, 2016.

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