Policing from Where we Are Today
Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.
Faculty: Greg Woods, J.D. -
The objective of this presentation is to identify and discuss key legal and social issues in the context of today's volatile society, with an emphasis on limitations on the use of force and legal remedies in response to police misconduct. The presenter discusses how current events give rise to cases in numerous legal areas, from Civil Rights violations, Constitutional Law, including freedom of speech and lawful (and unlawful) protests, and liability for damages from both protests and police misconduct. Moreover, the presenter discusses topical issues of vital importance, such as the ?defund? movement, which runs along a spectrum, from those in Minneapolis who would disband and rebuild their police department (on the theory that the current department?s culture is too pervaded by racism and violence), to those in New York City or Los Angeles who advocate reallocation of spending and reform of police practices. Ultimately these issues end up in Court, where lawyers must be leaders and help society solve these complicated issues. This program aims to increase awareness of the critical legal issues involved.