Insights from Black Law Enforcement Leaders on the Future of Policing

During this workshop we heard from Black law enforcement leaders about their unique perspective on the historic protests and calls for police reform in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. 

Black law enforcement leadership provided mayors and their teams with candid reflections on what it takes to combat racism in policing, while increasing public safety and supporting and sustaining Black leadership in police forces. This virtual workshop is a continuation of our ongoing series hosted in partnership with Cities United and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to provide educational tools and analysis on the spectrum of policing and public safety options, alternative public safety models, and community-centered review processes.


Dr. RaShall M. Brackney, Chief of Police
Charlottesville, Virginia

Jerry Clayton, Sheriff
Washtenaw County, Michigan

Dwayne Crawford, Executive Director
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Professionals

Moderator: Roy Austin, Principal
Partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP
Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity

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