OMAHA – A emeritus professor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will speak before a presidential task force to provide guidance on rebuilding police-citizen trust following recent violent incidents in Missouri, New York and Ohio.
Walker’s presentation will be part of the first set of public listening sessions held by the task force since it was announced in December. The first set of recommendations from the taskforce is due to the President in March.
The full listening session will be streamed live online at http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/policingtaskforce. Walker’s remarks will take place in the morning.
During his career, Walker has been a national leader on police reform and intradepartmental accountability among police forces across the country. He is the author of 14 books on topics such as crime enforcement policy, civil rights legislation, hate speech, and more.
“Dr. Walker is probably the most prominent national expert on the issue of police accountability,” said John Bartle, dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, which houses the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. “His articles, books and speeches on the issue have been recognized with national awards and Congressional funding. This illustrates the engagement of UNO faculty on critical issues facing the nation and the opportunities students have in studying here.”
Walker will be available for media interviews discussing his testimony following the public hearing. To coordinate a media interview, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.