U of I Speaker Series Looks at Police’s Use of Lethal Force
August 01, 2018
Police-involved shootings across the country in recent years and the questions they’ve raised about when officers can use deadly force is the subject of the next Vandal Voices talk Aug. 16 in Boise.
Professor Katherine Macfarlane, with the University of Idaho Boise College of Law, will lead the talk, “When Police Shoot to Kill: The Law and the Use of Deadly Force,” from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Ha’Penny Bridge Pub, 855 W. Broad St. No. 250.
Macfarlane will discuss her experience representing New York Police Department officers in use of lethal force cases, the relatively few limits the U.S. Supreme Court has placed on police use of deadly force, as well as the role implicit bias plays in police-involved shootings.
Vandal Voices is a bi-monthly speaker series sponsored by the U of I Boise. The series is designed to inform and engage Idahoans in the Treasure Valley about research and educational topics. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
“Vandal Voices is a great opportunity for community members to learn about the topics they are passionate about and for us to showcase University of Idaho Boise’s experts in an informal setting,” said Michael Satz, executive officer at U of I Boise. “We are sure everyone will find a Vandal Voices talk that will inspire and engage them.”
Macfarlane teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights Litigation and Conflict of Laws at the College of Law’s Boise location. Before joining U of I, she taught civil rights litigation, disability rights and legal writing at Louisiana State University’s Hebert Law Center, worked as an attorney in private practice and clerked for the U.S. District Court in Arizona and for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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