Tucson Festival of Books

Inside Police Culture

Years of court decisions have made it harder and harder to hold police accountable for abuses of power that frequently target minority populations. In this session, a law professor and two investigators who dug deep into the Oakland Police Department will share their thoughts on how we got here ... and how we might do better.

Joanna Schwartz

Joanna Schwartz is a professor of law at University of California, Los Angeles where she teaches civil procedure and courses on police accountability and public interest lawyering. Her writing, commentary and research about police misconduct, qualified immunity, indemnification, and local government budgeting have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, NPR and elsewhere....

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Ali Winston

Ali Winston is an independent reporter covering criminal justice, privacy, and surveillance. His work has been rewarded with several awards, including the George Polk Award for local reporting in 2017....


The Riders Come Out at Night
Ali Winston
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Atria Books
January 2023
ISBN 9781982168599

How the Police Became Untouchable
Joanna Schwartz
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
February 2023
ISBN 9780593299364
320 pages