Reducing Violent Police-Citizen Interactions

Mar 11, 2017

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Police shootings of citizens, particularly African Americans, have tempers flaring across the country. And citizen shootings of police have officers on edge. How can we enlist community members in efforts to reduce these violent events? This panel will bring together law enforcement, community activists, and researchers for a candid and evidence-based conversation on how best to reduce violent police-community interactions and elevate community voices when it comes to public safety. Urban Institute scholars will moderate the discussion and share findings from their research on body-worn cameras, high police presence communities, and violence reduction strategies.

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Anamika Dwivedi

The Urban Institute

Margaret Haule

Black Lives Matter Austin

Nancy La Vigne

Urban Institute

Brian Manley

Austin Police Department

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