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Defund the Police Panel: Reimagining Public Safety
Wednesday, February 17, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The call to “defund the police” has never been more prominent than it was in 2020, following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many other Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. In this panel, the Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO) brings together a panel of experts from the academic community, law enforcement and UCOP to envision an equitable design for the future of public safety. This event will feature:
- Geoffrey (Geoff) Gibbs, Special Counsel, UC Legal (Moderator)
- Jennifer Cobbina, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
- Major David Hughes, Professional Standards Bureau Chief, Newport News Virginia Sheriff’s Office
- Nikki Jones, Ph.D., Professor, African American Studies, UC Berkeley