WHAT: The Race, Gender, and Policing Program at the UNLV William S. Boyd School and The Mob Museum bring together a panel of experts, officials and activists to 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.
- Professor Melissa Plasecki, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
- Professor Addie Rolnick, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law
- Captain Nichole Splinter, Las Vegas Metro Police Department
- Korey Tillman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Sociology
- Nissa Tzun, Forced Trajectory Project
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Mob Museum