From #8CantWait to #DefundThePolice, the chorus of voices demanding police reform grows. How can we most effectively address systemic violence and racism in law enforcement? What changes are needed at the national, state and local levels? What role should the police have in our communities? These questions and others were discussed in this panel, featuring Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, state Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, and Rob Kenter from the Center for Policing Equity. Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy, moderated the discussion.
This webinar, sponsored by the Baker Institute Drug Policy program, was the second of a series of discussions about the criminal justice system, racial equity and public health, offered in collaboration with the Center for Health and Biosciences. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerJustice.
11:00 a.m. — Presentation
11:30 a.m. — Q&A
Chief of Police, Houston Police Department
The Honorable Nicole Collier
Texas State Rep., D-Fort Worth
Rob Kenter, Ph.D.
Director of Law Enforcement Field Engagement, Center for Policing Equity
Katharine Neill Harris, Ph.D.
Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy, Baker Institute