Virtual panel of experts to discuss police immunity June 11


Berk Oto

Three University of Chicago Law school police experts will be on the panel.

Téa Tamburo, Reporter

Recent protests sparked a call for reforms in police departments. To educate about police immunity and why it’s difficult to convict police officers, a panel is being held June 11 at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session. Registration is required for the online webinar.

University of Chicago professors William Baude, professor of law; John Rappaport, assistant professor of law; and Judith Miller, assistant clinical professor of law will be the panelists. 

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which sparked worldwide protests, sophomore Yannik Leuz has educated himself and wants to induce change for police to be held accountable for their actions.

“I don’t really know much about police immunity, and I just felt like I should do my part and help fight the injustice,” Yannik said. 

Yannik encourages the Lab community to use this panel as a chance to become more informed about racism and the criminal justice system. 

“Worst-case scenario, you just go to the panel, learn a little bit and that’s all you do,” Yannik said, “and you come out a more educated person.”