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The Mayor’s Safe Oakland Series Explores “Fair and Just Policing”

Mayor Libby Schaff’s Safe Oakland series has explored tough topics such as community policing and trust-building, and the presentations¬†often address how the city and police department are collaborating with policymakers, academics, and community activists to improve public safety.

The most recent event in the series, “Fair and Just Policing” with Yale Law professor Tracey Meares,¬†continued this important dialogue.¬†Meares, who served on President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, shared insights from recent studies on criminal justice and looked at the intersection between social psychology and law. Continue reading