Unwinding: Brandon Davis examines police reform

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Police reform has been at the forefront of the social justice conversation for much of the last year following the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota and the subsequent protests around the country. For Brandon Davis, assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, this topic encompasses more than simply changing the way police are funded. Listen as Professor Davis discusses the idea of police reform, how we can better discuss race and policing in America, and his past as a cook at a James Beard Award-winning restaurant.

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