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Legal Scholar David A. Harris on Police Violence

How do police confrontations go wrong? How can courts secure justice for victims after the fact? And how can such incidents be avoided in the first place?

Past: January 16, 2020 6:00 pm
New York, NY
Speakers:
  • David A. Harris, Ángel Díaz, Lauren-Brooke Eisen
Legal Scholar David A. Harris on Police Violence

6:00 p.m.: Doors open
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Program

How do police confrontations go wrong? How can courts secure justice for victims after the fact? And how can such incidents be avoided in the first place? University of Pittsburgh law professor David A. Harris offers answers by way of one such incident in his hometown. His new book, A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations, looks at the case of a Black high school honors student bruised and beaten by police — an incident that provoked protests across Pittsburgh.

David A. Harris, Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair and Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; author of A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations
Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Director and Senior Fellow, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Ángel Díaz, Counsel, Liberty & National Security, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

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