Monday, February 3, 2014

Toussaint Losier on Black Power and Police Brutality in Chicago

Toussaint Losier speaks on "Help Us Reduce Abuse": Black Power, Police Brutality, and the Problem of Institutional Accountability in Chicago. 

Info

  • Location: Choi Auditorium
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sponsor: History

Dr. Toussaint Losier of the University of Chicago will address the issues at the core of Christopher Dorner's manifesto through the lens of the Chicago-based Afro-American Patrolmen's League (AAPL). Established in 1968, the AAPL mobilized a cohort of lower-ranking black policement to play a lead role in efforts to force Chicago PD officials and members of Mayor Richard Daley's political machine to bring an end to an epidemic of police brutality and corruption.