U-M panel: Exploring racial bias, call-driven policing

February 25, 2019
Written By:
Mandira Banerjee
  • umichnews@umich.edu


DATE: 4-5:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

EVENT: “911, What is your prejudice?”

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.

Panelists include:

  • Jerry Clayton, Washtenaw County Sheriff
  • Barry Friedman, professor of law, New York University
  • Jessica Gillooly, doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy

It is moderated by David Thacher, U-M associate professor of public policy.

The event will be livestreamed: myumi.ch/aVeqQ

PLACE: Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State St., Ann Arbor

SPONSOR: Ford School of Public Policy