“Black and Blue Symposium”

Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law will host “Black and Blue Symposium” Friday, March 18, from 8:30 am to 5 p.m. in the school’s Moot Courtroom, Room A59.

Symposium presenters will explore a variety of topics, including the historical role of racism in American policing, Indian policing, disparate officer discipline outcomes, the intersection of use of force and race, the impact of arbitration on police reform, gender impacts on the rate of reported crimes, potential solutions for a transformational path forward, and more.

The keynote speaker is Cariol Horne, who served Buffalo, New York, as a police officer for 20 years before being fired for stopping a fellow police officer from choking a handcuffed Black man during an arrest. Since then, Horne has become an outspoken advocate for stopping police brutality and encouraging other officers to speak out against injustice and police brutality. Her story sparked “Cariol’s Law,” which codifies the duty to intervene for police officers and was passed in Buffalo in 2020.

View the agenda and register today.