Harvard Law Fellow/UofL Law Professor – available to comment on murder charges for So. Carolina cop
Dr. Laura McNeal, Harvard Law Fellow and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Louisville is available to discuss the legal and social implications surrounding the shooting death of unarmed Walter Scott by North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager. Shocking home video shows Slager shooting Scott eight times in the back following a traffic stop. McNeal recently made several appearances on national networks to analyze both the legal ramifications and police engagement techniques used during the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
“This latest shooting in South Carolina has pushed the relationship between the minority community and police to the breaking point,” McNeal said. “There can be no doubt that the only way to try and rebuild any kind of trust between the two is by engaging in enhanced police training techniques.”
McNeal is the co-author of law enforcement/youth training techniques currently being used by the Los Angeles, Milwaukee and San Francisco police departments. She is also available to discuss the goals and outcomes, as well as President Obama’s call for increased law enforcement funding for enhanced training.
She is currently in Las Vegas and is available for in studio and Skype interviews. She can be contacted at [email protected] or 309-287-7479. If she cannot be reached, contact Matt Lambert at [email protected] or 504-250-6794.