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First Steps: Police Accountability and Reforms

Reimagining Policing: Police Accountability and Reforms

As the first of an ongoing workshop series to engage community leaders to address police violence, MBK Alliance Executive Director Michael Smith joined President and CEO of the Leadership Conference and The Education Fund Vanita Gupta, Co-founder and CEO

Reimagining Policing Workshop Series

This virtual workshop, the first of a three-part series hosted in partnership with Cities United and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, provided educational tools and analysis on the spectrum of policing and public safety options, alternative public safety models, and community-centered review processes.


Ronald L. Davis, Executive Director

President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, Co-founder and CEO

Center for Policing Equity, John Jay College

Vanita Gupta, President and CEO

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Changa Higgins, Dallas Policing Campaign Manager

Leadership Conference Education Fund

Lynda Garcia, Moderator and Policing Campaign Director

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

“You can have all the best policies on the books, but policy culture eats policy for lunch. And so without training at the front end and accountability at the back end, none of these policies will make a difference.”

—Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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“There's still structural racism in law enforcement. It’s not an indictment on your officers; it’s an indictment on a system of which they're operating. That truth is very critical to moving forward.”

—Ronald L. Davis, former executive director of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

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“Make sure that in responding to the passions of your community, that you understand that the community deserves a plan.”

—Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity

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“You have to have a community-driven, community-created plan that says what happens next, says how those funds will be allocated, that has real teeth with the community.”

—Changa Higgins, Dallas Policing Campaign Manager at the Leadership Conference Education Fund

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