Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

How We Police in America: A Case for Reform

The University of Washington School of Law is hosting a public event on the topic of police reform.

In his book Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission, Barry Friedman argues that we have misunderstood what accountability means around policing. Rather than involving the public in policing on the front end, as we do in the rest of government, we try to fix things on the back end after they go wrong. This will be a lively discussion on current policing practices, the need for reform and why we need front-end accountability.

Part 1: Conversation of Unwarranted: Policing without Permission

Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and director of the Policing Project, NYU
Mark Wright, anchor, KING 5 News and two-time Emmy winner

Part 2: Panel Discussion

Trevor Gardner, assistant professor of law, University of Washington
Sue Rahr, executive director, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and former King County sheriff
Ian Warner, legal counsel to the mayor of Seattle



May 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Kane Hall – University of Washington
4069 Spokane Ln.
Seattle, WA  98105