January 28, 2021
ACS Kentucky: Towards Justice: Reforms to Prevent Future Tragedies
Join the ACS Kentucky, At-Large, Chicago, Georgia, Nashville, New York, Northeast Ohio, and DC Lawyer Chapters, and the George Washington Law School ACS Student Chapter for a discussion on the failure of the criminal legal system to afford justice for Breonna Taylor and her family, and potential reforms to prevent future tragedies.
Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville police officers shortly after midnight on March 13, 2020. The grand jury failed to return any indictments directly related to the killing of Breonna Taylor. During this virtual event, we'll discuss a number of reforms, including the need for independent prosecutors, and what standards should be used for appointing independent prosecutors in police brutality and abuse cases. We'll also discuss the role of state attorneys generals and state legislatures in police oversight and accountability.
With Opening Remarks From:
Sam Aguiar, Founding Attorney, Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers; attorney for Breonna Taylor's family
Kami Chavis, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Criminal Justice Program, Professor of Law, and ACS Faculty Advisor, Wake Forest University School of Law
Hon. Lisa Madigan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Former Illinois Attorney General
Hon. Attica Scott, State Representative, Kentucky; Sponsor, Bill Request 22 ("Breonna's Law")
Jamiles Lartey, Staff Writer, The Marshall Project