Campus Safety and the Role of the Police at the University of Illinois
URBANA – Illinois Newsroom held a discussion about the role of police on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. The discussion follows an Illinois Newsroom series by Education reporter Lee Gaines about calls to defund the campus police department, arrest rates of Black people by the department and views of officers about the abolition movement.
The following people participated in a 90-minute discussion on Facebook live event on February 9 to discuss their perspectives.:
Alice Cary, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Chief
Latrel Crawford, University of Illinois Senior And Theater Major
Sean Garrick, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Naomi Paik, Associate Professor, HRI-Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Legal Humanities
Michael Schlosser, Director of the Police Training Institute
Leojae Bleu Steward, University of Illinois Senior And Theater Major
The discussion was moderated by Lee Gaines, Education Reporter at Illinois Public Media.