Because Black Lives Matter: A Roundtable Discussion about Policy and Law Changes Looking Ahead

When Oct 13, 2020
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where online
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Local lawmakers and attorneys will discuss the need for and the process involved in changing laws, policies and procedures in the justice system at this virtual forum

Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and University Provost, the virtual forum is free, but registration is required. To register for the event, click here.

Panelists will include Cassie Chambers Armstrong, visiting assistant professor of law and Louisville Metro Councilwoman; David James, president of Louisville Metro Council; Marc S. Murphy, commercial litigation and criminal defense attorney, Courier-Journal editorial cartoonist and UofL alumnus; and Ky. Rep. Attica Scott. Scott recently pre-filed a bill to establish “Breonna’s Law,” which would end no-knock warrants statewide, mandate drug and alcohol screenings for police after deadly incidents, and require body cameras to be worn and on while warrants are served. The legislation will be considered by the Kentucky General Assembly in January. Louisville Metro passed a similar ordinance in June.

Brandeis School of Law Dean Colin Crawford will moderate the discussion.

The forum is the third in a series of events exploring issues around racism and social justice. Previous sessions addressed current laws and how they affected potential prosecution of police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor and police practices and justice strategies that disproportionately affect the Black community.

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