The City Club of Eugene Podcast

Racial Justice and Police Accountability (Part 1 of 2)

August 3, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Armaud Arbery in the spring of 2020, City Club of Eugene, Oregon developed a focus on racism, police accountability and local issues related to racial justice.

Part 1 of this 2-part series brings people with varying perspectives together to discuss the issue: 
Mark Gissiner, Police Auditor, City of Eugene; Dr. Michael Hames-García, UO Professor & Eugene Civilian Review Board Member; and Isiah Wagoner, a local activist.

Eugene has a police auditor and a civilian review board. How does that affect the responses of law enforcement and residents' trust in police? What are our issues around police accountability and reform? How can we cultivate and enforce greater equity, justice and public safety in our community, in light of where we’ve been and what direction we want to head?

(This program was presented on July 24, 2020; Part 2 was presented on July 31 and is also available on this podcast)

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