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Policing The Police

Due to the important and timely nature of this content, the Sam Cary Bar Association in partnership with the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Colorado Bar Association CLE have decided to make this video available for free. To access the course materials or to receive credit for viewing this course, you can purchase the homestudy here.

June 19, 2020
Policing the Police: A Path Forward

Brought to you by Sam Cary Bar Association & Young Lawyers Division  
- Raise awareness about pressing social issues pertaining to race and policing
- Provide resources and information pertaining to social justice reform and advocacy.
Program Description:  
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From recent events involving police brutality towards African Americans, to a long history filled with inequality for people of color, it is evident that American society must undergo social justice reform to indeed be a place filled with "liberty and justice for all."
Join the Sam Cary Bar Association as they tackle the issues of race, police brutality, and other pressing challenges that need to be addressed for positive social justice changes to occur here in Colorado.
- Examining Policing through a Historical Lens
- Looking at the Present Challenges
- Searching for Solutions


9:00-9:05 a.m
Program Introduction
Presented by Marlow B. Hooper, Esq.
9:05-10:00 a.m.
Examining Policing Through a Historical Lens/Present Challenges
Presented by Kiki Council, Esq., Joseph Whitfield, Esq., Officer Carla Havard, Zayd Atkinson, and Al Gardner.
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Emerging Areas and Trends Regarding Police Divestment
Presented by Dr. Apryl Alexander
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Legislative Update/Prosecution Diversion Implementation
Presented by Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod, Joyce Akhahenda, Esq., and Michael Dougherty, Esq.
11:00-11:30 a.m.
Paying on Probation: How Financial Sanctions Intersect with Probation to Target, Trap, and Punish People Who Cannot Pay
Presented by Sharon Brett, Esq. and Joyce Akhahenda, Esq.
11:30-12:00 p.m.
Additional Solutions and Resources
Presented by Joyce Akhahenda, Esq., Kiki Council, Esq., and Joseph Whitfield, Esq.