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Negotiating Police Reform. What's at Stake and Where do we Stand?

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12:00pm

Virtual Event

eCornell Keynote
Police reform is being hotly debated across the country, but where do things truly stand? To find out, join Dan McCray and Niamh O’Connor of the Scheinman Institute for Conflict Resolution at Cornell University’s ILR School for a timely discussion on how police departments today are working with stakeholders to reform their policies and procedures.

In this session, you’ll hear three critical perspectives: from a Chief of Police, from a union leader, and from a civil rights activist. Our panel includes interim Rochester Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, Metro Transit Police Labor Committee chairman Colin Dorrity, and experienced civil rights lawyer Fred Brewington.

What you'll learn:

  • The key elements of reform being adopted by local police jurisdictions
  • Why reform activists want civilian involvement in police officer discipline, and why departments and unions resist
  • Where there is common ground on police reform


Colin Dorrity

Colin Dorrity, Chairman
Metro Transit Police Labor Committee, Inc.

Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan

Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, Interim Chief of Police
Rochester NY Police Department

Dan McCray

Dan McCray, Director of Labor Relations Programs
Cornell University Scheinman Institute, ILR School

Fred Brewington, Esq

Fred Brewington, Esq, Civil Rights Lawyer
Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington

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