Event: Police De-Escalation: Reducing Force and Building Community Trust
Date & Time: Nov. 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Mob Museum's Historic Courtroom, 300 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas
De-escalation procedures are critical in avoiding violent encounters between police officers and civilians. This panel of experts, officials and activists will discuss de-escalation tactics and the use of force by police, especially in situations involving people experiencing mental illness, trauma, or distress. The conversation will explore when and how police, including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, use de-escalation methods to avoid the use of force. The panel will discuss the psychiatric basis for de-escalation practices, the impact of police encounters on victims and families, and community responses.
This panel is jointly presented by the Mob Museum and the Boyd School of Law's program on race, gender, and policing.
The event is free to attend but we do ask that you register in advance.