COVID-19 and Policing Webinar Reducing Arrests and Supporting the Health of Communities and Officers

This webinar is designed to support police professionals in their work to protect the health of communities and officers during the coronavirus pandemic. Former and current leaders in policing discuss strategies for reducing the number of people who come in contact with law enforcement and opportunities for further reducing the number of people going to jail, including strategies for limiting enforcement and those that can take place at 911/dispatch. Panelists also discuss how police leaders can support the health and wellness of officers during this unprecedented time.

Dr. Leah G. Pope, Senior Research Fellow, Vera Institute of Justice

Dr. RaShall Brackney, Chief of Police, Charlottesville, Virginia

Brandon del Pozo, former Chief of Police, Burlington, Vermont

Major Darren Ivey, Kansas City, Missouri Police Department

Ron Bruno, Executive Director, CIT International


No One Should Be Sentenced to Die in Prison

Incarcerating elderly people does nothing to advance public safety.

At 68 years old, Greg Mingo was granted clemency and released from a New York State prison after being unjustly convicted of a crime he did not commit. After spending more than 39 years in prison, he expected to die there. In freedom, he advocates for the release of other incarcerated older people. “When I left prison a few months ago, I left many ...

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    Erica Bryant
January 17, 2024