IPP Co-Director, Professor Christy Lopez, is one of twenty members of the D.C. Police Reform Commission, which released a 259-page report in April 2021, providing recommendations to improve public safety.
Professor Rosa Brooks was a sworn, armed reserve police officer with the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department from 2016-2020. In her most recent book, "Tangled up in Blue", Brooks writes about her experience with MPD and examines the complications of American policing.
Professor Christy Lopez focuses on three actions that the Biden administration can take immediately to restore the Division's police misconduct enforcement and ensure that the Division leads on this issue.
Professor Christy Lopez argues that while much attention is being paid to the importance of reversing the harms of the Trump Administration, it is important to look beyond simply restoring the enforcement energy and ethos of the previous Administration.
Professor Christy Lopez joins other contributors in Crisis Lawyering, which shines a light on the emerging field of law dedicated to responding to and resolving the complex crises of the twenty-first century.
Professor Christy Lopez's contribution to this white paper, "Changing Mindsets and Preventing Harm", discusses how the ABLE Project can prevent policing harm while helping to transform policing culture.
Professor Christy Lopez joins a group of law school faculty to offer immediate, concrete steps that federal, state, and local governments can take to address enduring problems in policing.
Professors Rosa Brooks and Christy Lopez note the novel law enforcement challenges created by COVID-19 and describe the approaches police must take in order to serve their traditional public safety function.