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"To Protect and to Serve": Strategies for Law Enforcement Reform 25 Years After Rodney King

Copresented with the UCLA Department of History and the UCLA Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies

From April 29 to May 4, 1992, people took to the streets of South Central Los Angeles to protest the acquittal of the four LAPD officers who brutally beat Rodney King. 25 years later, police reforms remains a hotly debated issue.

Civil rights attorney Connie Rice, New Mexico state police officer Anwar Sanders, and UCLA law professors Devon Carbado and Beth Colgan, Arif Alikhan, Director of the LAPD Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy, and Priscilla Ocen, Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, discuss the efficacy of consent decrees and other police reform policies including bias training, body cameras, and community policing.

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