Professor Schwartz Quoted in Slate Article on Legal Aid Database Project to Track Police Officer Violations

February 13, 2015 – Professor Joanna Schwartz was quoted in a Slate article on a new Legal Aid database project that keeps records of police officer misconduct and makes it available to defense lawyers.

The database could potentially have consequences beyond individual cases. Joanna Schwartz, an assistant professor at UCLA School of Law who studies the way in which police department policy is shaped by the lawsuits people file against cops, said it could eventually have an effect on how misconduct is handled internally by the NYPD.

Read the article.