The Long Summer of 2020: Race and Death in the United States

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 • 6:00 pm

This 6-part series will address recent and past incidents of police violence against African-Americans, as well as the roots of institutional racial violence, its contemporary manifestations, and anti-racist protests. If you are interested in attending this discussion series, please register here. Missouri Bar CLE credit is available.

Prosecutorial Conflicts of Interest and Excessive Use of Force by Police

Peter Joy, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law; Director, Criminal Justice Clinic, WashULaw

Description: Concern about prosecutor conflict of interest in handling allegations of excessive use of force by police is widespread, and many say that the independent review by special prosecutors in necessary for the fair administration of justice. This discussion will analyze whether current legal ethics conflict of interest rules require a prosecutor to withdraw from investigating and evaluating charges against police when there are allegations of excessive use of force.

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