In the summer of 2020, the United States found itself in the midst of civil unrest following the killings of civilians by police officers in the context of arrests and other street level encounters. This program, taught by preeminent criminal defense attorney Patrick Joyce, will examine the foundational and recent cases addressing the parameters of the Fourth Amendment as it pertains to street level encounters between law enforcement and citizens. This review will set the foundation for a discussion of some of the recommendations and legislation enacted following the George Floyd killing and subsequent protests.
This program will benefit criminal defense and civil rights attorneys, as well as anyone interested in understanding the legal framework around law enforcement encounters that lead to the death of civilians.
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