Bennett LoCicero & Liu LLP commends Senior Counsel Robert S. Bennett’s appointment as a Commissioner to the newly formed District of Columbia Police Reform Commission. The DC Council has asked the Commission to examine policing practices in the District and provide evidence-based recommendations for reforming and revising policing, including:
— Looking at the role of sworn and special police officers in public schools;
— Developing alternatives to police responses such as community-based, behavioral health or social service co-responders;
— Reviewing police discipline; and
— Integrating conflict resolution strategies and restorative justice practices into policing.