The trend of fatal police shootings in the U.S. appears to be increasing, with a total of 506 civilians – 105 of whom were Black – having been shot by police as of June 30, 2020. The Black Lives Matter movement, formed in 2013, has been a vocal part of the movement against police brutality in the U.S. However, this is not a recent phenomenon. In fact, interaction between the police and the Black community has been an issue of concern for over a century.
Join us for a candid conversation with members of law enforcement about the legacy of policing, the current challenges with policing and constructive solutions to improving the relationship between the police and community. Panelists include:
- Sergeant Anthony Mitchell, Cincinnati Police Department
- Lieutenant Chantia Pearson, Cincinnati Police Department
- Steve Kramer, Historian at the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
- Major Earl Price, Hamilton County Sherriff’s office
- Fred Gilmer, Police Academy Instructor
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