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Erick LamingErick Laming will deliver his lecture “Stop Resisting: Understanding Police Use of Force and Accountability in Canada” on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Use of force by police topic of discussion

An online lecture Tuesday, Feb. 16, will discuss issues surrounding policing, accountability, and systemic racism in the criminal justice system.

Erick Laming, a doctoral student of criminology at the University of Toronto, will present “Stop Resisting: Understanding Police Use of Force and Accountability in Canada,” hosted by the Humanities Research Group on Zoom at 7 p.m.

Laming is a member of the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation; his research has explored police body-worn cameras, Indigenous policing, and police oversight structures. He co-authored a study for the Ontario Human Rights Commission, titled Use of force by the Toronto Police Service: Final Report, which concluded that police agencies must pursue the goal of reducing police use of force to improve relations with the community.

A question-and-answer period will follow the formal presentation.

Attendance is free and open to the public but registration in advance is required.