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The Thin Line Between Black & Blue: Black Law Enforcement Chiefs Panel

February 19, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

| Free

In celebration of Black History Month, join SCI and the USC Black Alumni Association for a panel discussion, “The Thin Line Between Black and Blue.” This panel will feature four current and former African American Chiefs of Police: Charlottesville Chief RaShall Brackney, Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Richmond Chief Bisa French and USC Chief John Thomas.

The discussion will examine the racial challenges experienced within the law enforcement culture to reach the highest rank at their agencies. The conversation will explore how and why racism within the profession exists and may be worsening as national polarization increases. Police departments are challenged with attracting and recruiting an organization representative of the communities they serve, in an attempt to build trust and legitimacy.

The event is dedicated to the late Mr. Earl Paysinger, the USC vice president of civic engagement who was also a 41-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Read more.

Seating is limited. RSVP online today.

The Thin Line Between Black & Blue: Black Law Enforcement Chiefs Panel

Details

Date:
February 19, 2020
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-thin-line-between-black-blue-black-law-enforcement-chiefs-panel-tickets-92093557309

Venue

University of Southern California
650 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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Organizer

Safe Communities Institute

Officer Spotlight - El Monte Police Chief Ben Lowry was a 20-year law enforcement veteran who was appointed to lead the El Monte Police Department in June 2022. Tragically, Chief Lowry passed away in October. He was 45. Thank you Chief Lowry for your service. Read more.

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