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Of Things to Come: Technology, Training and New Policing Guidelines in America

Conversations on Race, Ideology & Reform

Wednesday September 30, 2020 | Original Broadcast

Cognizant of the powerful forces shaping public discourse, the Thomson Reuters Institute is pleased to produce a thought leadership spotlight on race relations, ideological division, and law enforcement reform during a seminal moment in modern society. Our aim is to bring together perspectives from key influencers and power brokers from the academic, practitioner, and regulatory quarters for a series of cordial and earnest dialogues around social upheaval and transformation.

We are proud to partner with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for this important conversation about the role of technology, training and new police guidelines in America.

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Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers it an honor and privilege to host a timely and earnest dialogue on sociopolitical change in modern society
  • Our esteemed panel offers unparalleled industry and subject matter experience as practitioners and observers of law enforcement
  • Participants are invited to submit questions and engage our presenters throughout the conversation

Who Should Attend

  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Diversity & Inclusion professionals, allies and advocates
  • Community leaders
  • Legal professionals
  • Social justice advocates and allies

Chair(s) and Faculty

Chair(s) Faculty
Axel Threlfall
Editor at Large, Reuters
Brad Davis
President & Chief Executive Officer, Forensic Logic, LLC
Dr. Edward Macguire
Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
Lt. Tracy McCray
Vice President, San Francisco Police Officers Association
Jim Ritter
Owner, J.S. Ritter & Associates, LLC

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Event agenda

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Wednesday September 30, 2020

11:00 AM EDT Of Things to Come: Technology, Training and New Policing Guidelines in America

Police executives across the country are considering changes to how law enforcement personnel will combat crime in an era of elevated scrutiny. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, in a letter to all personnel, acknowledged that police officers must “fight crime differently…with less street-stops…while better utilizing data, intelligence, and all the technology at [our] disposal.” Similarly, in numerous legislative chambers throughout the nation, regulatory guidelines involving chokeholds, excessive force, on-the-job training, and more transparent officer misconduct reporting are poised to transform law enforcement behavior as we know it. This conversation highlights perspectives from prominent industry leaders and observers on the future of policing in America.


Axel Threlfall, Editor at Large, Reuters


Dr. Edward Maguire, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
Brad Davis, President & Chief Executive Officer, Forensic Logic COPLINK
Lt. Tracy McCray, Vice President, San Francisco Police Officers Association
Officer Jim Ritter, Founder, J.S. Ritter & Associates; Retired LGBTQ Liaison, Seattle Police Department

12:00 PM EDT Conclusion