Event on Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Males


“A sequence of recent high-profile shootings has sparked a national conversation on the treatment and perceived value of black males, as well as the legitimacy of lethal force by police.”

The Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at Brookings joined in on this conversation by hosting a moderated discussion which focused on the theme of “excessive police force against black males.” The discussion comprised of a panel of experts with legal, academic, and advocacy backgrounds.

This blog post in Brookings Now by Fred Dews highlights key points that were discussed during the event.