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Watch: ‘The Path Forward' – Fearless Conversations About Policing in America

There have been questions about policing policies for years, but when George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis office last May, the issue became front and center.

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During this segment of The Path Forward, NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter talks with panelists about policing in America, whether policing policies are working and what needs to change.

Policing in America is under attack, and calls to defund the police are at an all-time high. There have been questions about policing policies for years, but when George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis office last May, the issue became front and center. 

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Lauren Tucker, founder and CEO of Do What Matters, an inclusion management consultancy. Dr. Tucker is on a mission to shift cultural and industry thinking around Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

  • John Franklin, a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, a former chief of the Dolton Police Department and the Jacksonville Police Department in Arkansas, and a former professor of criminal justice.
  • John Hein, a former professor of criminal justice who spent 35 years working at various federal law enforcement agencies around the country. He also has a long history with the Coast Guard, Air Force and US Customs. 

Franklin and Hein coauthored the new book, "Thin Blue Fault Line: Policing in America - A 21st Century Challenge of Compromise."

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