Creating More Just and Humane Law Enforcement






Date:  Sunday, October 25, 2015
Speaker:  Deeda Seed

Meet & Greet: 1:45 pm •  Presentation: 2:00 pm • Meeting Closes: 3:30 pm
Salt Lake Main Library, 210 East 400 South
Fourth Floor Meeting Room

Deeda Seed is a community activist and organizer who has worked for a wide variety of non-profit organizations and causes, addressing issues such as social justice and environmental sustainability. She is a former member of the Salt Lake City Council, and served as Mayor Anderson’s Chief of Staff and his Communications Director. She has worked on law enforcement issues as an elected official, a city administrator and now as a volunteer with the community summit for law enforcement accountability (CS4LEA).

“You’ve read the headlines about police shootings. Law enforcement is a critical element of civil society, yet it seems that the use of force by police is getting out of control. What do we really know about how law enforcement operates in Utah and nationally? What kind of data are collected by law enforcement agencies with regard to use of force? What kind of data need to be collected? What kind of training in de-escalation and social interaction do police officers receive? What additional training should they be getting? Take time out to consider creating more just, humane, and effective law enforcement.”

References and Resources

This web site has a lot of good information:

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