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Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Policing reform or revolution?


Christian Davenport, Lisa Daugaard, Broderick Johnson, and David Klinger

Date & time

Oct 30, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Free and open to the public. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Join us for a panel discussion on police reform and mass incarceration. Featured panelists include Lisa Daugaard, Director of the Public Defender Association in Seattle, Broderick Johnson, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School and chair of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Task Force, and David Klinger, Professor of Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor Christian Davenport will moderate the conversation. 

From the speakers' bios: 

Lisa Daugaard is Director of the Public Defender Association in Seattle. PDA works to develop and implement alternatives to the criminal legal system that advance public safety, racial equity, community health and reconciliation, and provides technical support to other communities seeking similar solutions nationally and internationally. Previously, Lisa served as Interim Deputy Director at the King County Department of Public Defense, and was Deputy Director and Misdemeanor Supervisor at the Defender Association. She is a 2019 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.

Broderick Johnson is a Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School and a partner in the Washington office of Bryan Cave. With over three decades of leadership at the highest levels of government, he served most recently as assistant to the president and cabinet secretary under President Obama. There, Johnson also was appointed chair of the White House's My Brother's Keeper Task Force. Earlier, he was deputy assistant for legislative affairs in the Clinton White House and previously held senior positions on Capitol Hill, during which time he drafted landmark legislation including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Johnson received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

David A. Klinger is a Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He received a B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, an M.A. from American University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington. Prior to pursuing his graduate degrees, Professor Klinger worked as a patrol officer for the Los Angeles and Redmond, WA, Police Departments. Professor Klinger's research interests include a broad array of issues in the field of crime and justice, with an emphasis on the organization and actions of the modern police. He has published scholarly manuscripts that address arrest practices, the use of force, how features of communities affect the actions of patrol officers, and terrorism. He has conducted three federally-funded research projects dealing with the use of force by police officers; two on officer-involved shootings and one on police special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams.