What does "Defund the Police" really mean and how is the movement manifesting in D.C. in 2021? Please join us for an engaging conversation between three D.C. based experts on the current state of policing and some of the police reforms being considered by policymakers in the District. Georgetown Law Professor Christy Lopez, civil rights lawyer Tahir Duckett, and DefundMPD coalition organizer Elizabeth Tang will explain what advocates, including the Black Lives Matter movement, actually mean when they call for "defunding" the police. From there, our speakers will discuss some of the major reforms being called for in the District, the practical steps to implementing those reforms, and how changes to our traditional concepts of policing might impact public safety and crisis outcomes in our communities.
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Tahir Duckett, Relman Colfax PLLC
Professor Christy Lopez, Georgetown University Law Center
Elizabeth Tang, Defund MPD
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