In this webinar, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore and Policing Project Founder and Faculty Director Barry Friedman sat down for an in-depth discussion of the recent proposal by the LA police officers’ union to eliminate 28 call categories—ranging from parking violations to mental health calls—from the types of issues to which armed officers respond.
In this wide-ranging conversation, they discussed the origins and motivations for the Union's proposal; why police aren't the right responders for many types of 911 calls; the need to develop social services that are available 24/7; and what the future of policing might look like in a world where alternative response is not just a proposal, but a reality.
Michel Moore, Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department
Michel Moore, a 40-year veteran of the LAPD, joined the Department in 1981 as a patrol officer and rose through the ranks before being promoted to chief of police in 2018. Prior positions include serving as the chair of the Department’s Use of Force Review Board and director of the Office of Administrative Services. Chief Moore attended the University of Redlands, completing both a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management and a Masters of Business Administration.
Barry Friedman has taught, litigated, and written about constitutional law, the federal courts, policing, and criminal procedure for over 30 years. He currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Policing Project at New York University School of Law, where he is the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Politics. Friedman is the author of Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission (2017), and has written numerous articles in scholarly journals, including on democratic policing, alternatives to police responses to 911 calls, and the Fourth Amendment.
Barry Friedman, Policing Project Founder and Faculty Director