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Catherine Shreves hosts a half-hour public access television program, We the People, each month interviewing local experts on public policy issues. Doris Baylor joins Catherine on occasion to discuss voting and education topics.

We the People: September 21, 2020

Special Edition Series—Policing: Part 3 – Laws, contracts, and police accountability

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Next steps in police reform: Considering the impact of state laws and police union contracts on police accountability for excessive use of force

In this issue, Rep. Carlos Mariani, City Councilor Linea Palmisano, and Professor Steven Rushin discuss police contracts in Minneapolis and how to incentivize fewer incidents of police brutality.

Representative Carlos Mariani is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 65B as part of the Democratic partysince 1990.

City Councilor Linea Palmisano was first elected to represent Ward 13 in 2013. She Chairs the Audit, Enterprise, and Budget Committees, and serves on the Policy & Government Oversight Committee.

Professor Steven Rushin teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, and Police Accountability at Loyola University Chicago. His research interests include police reform, criminal sentencing, civil rights, and empirical legal studies.