Law, Criminal Justice, Public Safety Committee: Policing Virtual Meeting Series


Zoom Meeting

Here are the resources for the Zoom series on policing issues at the federal and state levels:

Federal Law Enforcement Statutory and Caselaw Overview | Wednesday, June 17, 3-4 p.m. ET

Join Lisa Soronen, executive director and chief counsel for the State and Local Legal Center, for a briefing and Q&A on federal laws governing qualified immunity for law enforcement officers, the use of force and the duty to intervene and indemnification issues.


Federal Law Enforcement Legislation | Tuesday, June 30, 3-4 p.m. ET

Congress is considering law enforcement legislation in the wake of protests surrounding the death of George Floyd. Final congressional action is expected by the end of June. Join us for Q&A and discussion with House and Senate staff working on the Justice in Policing Act and the JUSTICE Act.



  • Lucia Bragg - Senior Policy Specialist, NCSL


  • Emily Lavery - legislative assistant, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Keenan Keller - senior counsel, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), House Judiciary Committee

Overview of State Law Enforcement Initiatives | Wednesday, July 15, 3-4 p.m. ET

Use of force, and particularly deadly force, by law enforcement officers across the states is driving national conversations about policing policy and the impact that state laws can have on local law enforcement policies and actions. Learn about existing state oversight, regulation and recent trends from Amber Widgery, NCSL Criminal Justice program principal, and hear from Colorado State Representatives Leslie Herod and Matthew Soper about the recently enacted bipartisan legislation, SB 217.


  • Amber Widgery – program principal, NCSL
  • Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod (D)
  • Colorado State Representative Matthew Soper (R)