Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

"911, What is your prejudice?": Racial bias and call-driven policing

Date & time

Feb 28, 2019, 4:00-5:20 pm EST


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

About the event:

A call to 911 from a Philadelphia Starbucks’ employee about two black men not making a purchase resulted in their arrest. A call from a Yale University graduate student on a black classmate who fell asleep in a common room led to unnecessary police contact. A call from a tenant in New York City on a former Obama aide moving into his own apartment resulted in a police dispatch. Incidents like these raise concerns about call-driven policing. Please join experts Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton; Professor of Law Barry Friedman, New York University; and Jessica Gillooly, PhD candidate of the Ford School, in a panel moderated by Ford School faculty David Thacher for a panel examining racial bias in emergency calls.