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Bridging the Relationship Between Law Enforcement, Communities They Serve at the Center of Symposium

The 15th Annual Forensic Science and Law Symposium at Duquesne University will address the thought-provoking topic of the strained relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve at Beyond Baltimore: Bridging Public Safety and Social Justice in the Policing of America's Streets on Thursday, Nov. 12, and Nov. 13.

Registration is open now for the event, which is co-sponsored by the Cyril Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, in collaboration with the Department of Justice National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.

Among the confirmed speakers for Beyond Baltimore are:

  • Kevin Davis, Baltimore interim police commissioner
  • John Wideman, author and the Asa Messer Professor of Africana Studies and Literary Arts at Brown University
  • Cameron McLay, Pittsburgh police chief
  • Dr. Henry Lee, criminalist
  • Soo Song, assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Constance Parker, president for the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Elizabeth Pittinger, executive director of the Citizen Police Review Board of Pittsburgh
  • The Hon. Jeffrey A. Manning, president, Criminal Division, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

For more information, including a detailed schedule and cost, visit www.duq.edu/beyondbaltimore, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or call 412.396.1330.

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