Time and time again, we hear about police reform. But what does it mean? Depending on who you ask or what news outlet you turn to, you will likely get mixed messages. Are we really that divided about what police reform entails in America? Join us each Wednesday as we unpack the topic of police reform from a unique perspective. Hear from a range of experts and those that have been on the frontlines with this issue. Whether you are advocating change, content with the status quo, or want to learn more about police reform, this is the podcast for you.
Across the Yellow Tape host, Royce Chandler, takes a moment to discuss vaccinations and share shocking statistics related to police and Covid-19.
Police Sexual Abuse
Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Erin O'Callaghan, joins Royce to discuss police sexual abuse. Erin studies criminology, and her dissertation will examine sexual assault survivors involving a substance at the time of the assault.
Law professor Dr. Sharon Fairley joins Frimpong to discuss civilian oversight. Dr. Fairley teaches at the University of Chicago Law School and has spent eight year as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois. In December 2015, following the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, Dr. Fairley serve as the Chief Administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority, the agency responsible for police misconduct investigations. Dr. Fairley also helped establish Chicago's new Civilian Office of Police Accountability.
Policing in Schools and Communities
College counselor Tonetta Jones joins Royce to discuss the state of policing in school and community. With over 15 years of higher education, Tonetta has worked with various at-risk student populations. She shares her experience working with students in various schools from private to public community colleges and four-year universities.