Race & Policing: An Unfinished Conversation
Breonna Taylor's tragic death by Louisville Metro policemen and the delayed investigation brought to light the role collective bargaining has in protecting police departments around the country. Police union contracts protect the rights of officers and shields them from accountability while the rights of citizens are not protected.
This has sparked the need for a close examination of collective bargaining contracts between cities and their police unions. What can communities and their police departments do to address this important issue of accountability?
Our distinguished panel discussed this important issue and offer recommendations for building trust between the community and its citizens.
Mike Bassi, Associate Director, Southern Police Institute; Cedric Merlin Powell, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Professor of Law; Herlon Robinson, WGZB Radio Personality; Associate Professor Che Rhodes, UofL Dept. of Fine Arts & West Louisville Resident; Honorable David James, President, Louisville Metro Council
Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Associate Dean, A&S Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Associate Professor – Criminal Justice, Social Change Director.