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Race, Policing, and Justice: A Community Dialogue on Inequities, Issues and Impact
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Race, Policing, and Justice: A Community Dialogue on Inequities, Issues and Impact

When: Thursday, October 20
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: HCBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402
United States
Contact: Sarah Mayer

Online registration is closed.
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Race, Policing, and Justice:
A Community Dialogue on Inequities, Issues and Impact

The HCBA location is currently at max capacity for registrations. If you'd like to join us at the Minneapolis Urban League location, please call 612-752-6600 to register so that we can add you to the roster to receive CLE credit.

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE credits applied for.  

Attorneys seeking CLE credit must preregister for the program, but may attend at either location. Space is limited. Reserve your place now. 

Eight presenters.
Two locations.
Two hours.

One community.


Taking Place Live at Two Locations
(Connected and interacting together by live simulcast)

Hennepin County
Bar Association office (registration is closed for attendance at this location)
600 Nicollet Mall #390
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Minneapolis Urban League (Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis)
2100 Plymouth Avenue North

Minneapolis, MN 55411

Free for the public to attend.

Attorneys, seeking CLE credit, be sure to check-in at the registration desk.



  • This community discussion picks up where recent efforts have left off.
  • Through an interactive presentation, members of the Bench, the Bar, and the community will benefit from insight of professionals in the field and individuals directly impacted by police/community relations.
  • Together, we will be looking at how best to build bridges of trust, and how to reduce conflict.
  • The lawyers and judges involved in this program will understand how the important topic of policing in our communities is currently being accomplished, how it is shaped by past training and experience, and what changes might be in store to improve it in the future.
  • The community members involved in this program will share the insight of professionals working daily on these and related issues.
  • This will be a candid and respectful discussion aimed at increasing understanding and promoting community interaction.



  • Police training and discretion
  • Implicit bias (on both sides of the badge)
  • Black Lives Matter / Blue Lives Matter
  • Broken-windows enforcement
  • Stop-and-frisk
  • Body cameras, Grand juries, Profiling, and Use of force
  • Enforcement saturation
  • Expungement
  • The conflict between transparency and due process in officer-involved use of deadly force.
  • Plus, a live Q&A Session between both locations.



  • Steven Belton, President/CEO Minneapolis Urban League
  •  Deputy Chief Medaria Arradondo, Minneapolis Police Department
  •  Chris Johnson, North High Student
  •  Tom Johnson, former Hennepin County Attorney
  • Judge Mark Kappelhoff, Fourth Judicial District  
  • Tracie L. Keesee, Ph. D. Deputy Commissioner of Training New York City Police Department
  • Judge Bill Koch, Fourth Judicial District (Moderator)
  • Maria Mitchell, Assistant Hennepin County Public Defender
  • Justice Alan Page (retired)

Thank You:
Minneapolis Urban League.

Thank You:
Thomson Reuters for financial support of this program.