U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces NYC Briefing on Police Practices and Use of Force

Apr 13, 2015, 14:04 ET from U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commission on Civil Rights will hold a briefing to hear from experts concerning current police tactics, training and field implementation to help identify practices that could avoid deadly confrontations. 

WHAT:  Briefing on Police Practices and Use of Force

WHEN:  April 20, 2015 from 9:00 am - 5:45 pm ET

WHERE:  John Jay College of Criminal Justice
860 11th Avenue (Note: Attendees MUST use this entrance to gain access to the building)
Student Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
New York City, NY 10019

MEDIA:  Media with videocameras must RSVP to reserve space

WEBSTREAM:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/u-s-commission-on-civil-rights

Panel I.  9:10 a.m. ―10:40 a.m. - Community Leaders, Civilian Review Boards, and Police Organizations

  • Talila Lewis, Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf
  • Richard Davis, The Arc, National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability
  • Montague Simmons, Organization for Black Struggle
  • Felix Vargas, Consejo Latino
  • Matthew Fogg, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
  • Sean Smoot, Police Benevolent & Protective Assn of Illinois

Panel II. Law 10:40 a.m.―12:10 p.m. – Law Enforcement Officials and Experts on Police Accountability and Use of Force

  • Cedrick Alexander, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers
  • Bob Metzger, Pasco Police Department
  • Evan Bernick, The Institute for Justice  
  • John DeCarlo, John Jay College
  • Pamela Meanes, National Bar Association

Lunch Break―12:10 p.m.―1:10 p.m.

Panel III. 1:15 p.m.―2:45 p.m. - Court Officials and Experts on Procedural Justice and Legal Reforms

  • Hon. Lawrence K. Mark, NY Unified Court Systems
  • Ezekiel Edwards, American Civil Liberties Union
  • James Chanin, Law Office of James Chanin
  • Delores Jones-Brown, John Jay College
  • Jonathan Blanks, Cato Institute

Panel IV. 2:45 p.m. ―4:15 p.m. - Federal Agencies and Federally-funded Initiatives

  • Ron Davis, Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
  • William Sabol, Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Ellen Scrivner, the Police Foundation

Panel V. 4:15 p.m.―5:45 p.m. - Researchers and Data Collection Experts

  • Heather MacDonald, Manhattan Institute
  • Fritz Umbach, John Jay College
  • David Klinger, University of Missouri St. Louis
  • Jon Shane, John Jay College
  • Sam Walker, University of Nebraska

John Jay College reserves the right to deny entrance to the building.

Deaf or hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pam Dunston at (202) 376-8105.


Media Contact: Lenore Ostrowsky
Acting Chief, Public Affairs
(202) 376-8591

SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights