Thursday, September 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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What’s at stake in the recent actions to “defund,” “dismantle,” and “reimagine” the police? Twenty-one-year veteran law enforcement officer Randy Petersen and former Austin City Council Member Ellen Troxclair will discuss the ramifications of defunding the police, what it means for public safety, and what healthy policing improvements look like.


  • Derek Cohen, Ph.D. (Moderator) – Policy Director, Right on Crime, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • The Honorable Ellen Troxclair (Panelist) – Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Former Austin City Council Member
  • Randy Petersen (Panelist) – Senior Researcher, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Former Law Enforcement Officer

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The livestream can be viewed Thursday, September 17th at 12PM CDT via the following links. Watch via YouTube to submit your questions during the live Q&A.