Criminal Justice to Host Interactive Discussion on Ferguson, Mo. Events

Scholars, law enforcement officials and community activists will participate in “From the Station to the Sidewalks: An Informed Discussion of Police and Community Relations in Light of Ferguson,” a panel discussion to be held Oct. 27 on the University of Alabama campus.

UA faculty, students and members of the community are invited to attend the discussion, which will begin at 6 p.m. in room 120 of Farrah Hall.

Panelists include Chris England, Alabama House of Representatives; Deloris Warrick, former president of the Tuscaloosa NAACP; Dr. Diana Dolliver, UA criminal justice professor;  Steven Anderson, Tuscaloosa police chief; and Charles Hayes, officer, Birmingham PD SWAT.

The panelists will discuss the events surrounding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Aug. 9, an incident that became a racially and socially divisive topic in the United States.

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