The Thin Line Between Black & Blue: Black Law Enforcement Chiefs Panel

Wednesday, February 19 at 9:30am to 11:00am

This is a past event.

Lewis Hall (RGL)
650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

In celebration of Black History Month, join SCI and the USC Black Alumni Association for a panel discussion, “The Thin Line Between Black and Blue.” This panel will feature four current and former African American Chiefs of Police: Charlottesville Chief RaShall Brackney, Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Richmond Chief Bisa French and USC Chief John Thomas.

The discussion will examine the racial challenges experienced within the law enforcement culture to reach the highest rank at their agencies. The conversation will explore how and why racism within the profession exists and may be worsening as national polarization increases. Police departments are challenged with attracting and recruiting an organization representative of the communities they serve, in an attempt to build trust and legitimacy.

The event is dedicated to the late Mr. Earl Paysinger, the USC vice president of civic engagement who was also a 41-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Read more.

Seating is limited. RSVP online today.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


Black History Month, employees





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