Jamie Kalven spoke at the Chicago Urban League for “Truth and Justice for All: Advancing Police and Community Accountability” panel, which examined the need for improved policing practices by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) following the deaths of Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson.
On December 9, the Chicago Urban League (CUL) brought together leading voices on social justice and legal issues for a critical discussion on how to reform the CPD and why reform is necessary. Kalven was joined by the following speakers:
Lorenzo Davis, former Chicago Police Department investigator
Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, The University of Chicago, and Founder, Civil Rights Accountability Project
Trina Reynolds, Black Youth Project 100
Shari Runner, Interim President & CEO, Chicago Urban League
Paul Strauss, Co-Director of Litigation for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Director of the CLC’s Employment Opportunities Project
Rufus Williams, President and CEO of BBF Family Services