The Use of Force and the Police: Understanding the Use of Force through the Constitution and Legal Framework


Oct 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm -

Oct 5, 2020 |



A retired NYPD detective, James Coll is currently an adjunct professor of American and Constitutional history at Hofstra University and Nassau Community College. Coll will discuss the legal framework relating to police use of force and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution on this important issue.

As a police officer, James had a long history of saving lives, including plucking a woman out of the East River, rappelling down the side of a skyscraper to help workers when a 17th-floor scaffolding gave way, talking distraught people out of jumping off bridges, and rescuing people in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

This virtual event is part of our Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Speaker Series. Cost is $8 member / $10 non-member. Click here to register. For more information, please email [email protected].

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