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Ethics Institute to Host Legislative Forum

The Northern Plains Ethics Institute is set to host a legislative forum for NDSU employees. The forum, titled "Legislative Forum on Maximizing Efficient, Legal Interaction," is scheduled Monday, May 2, at noon in the Memorial Union Arikara room. 

The forum will feature Sen. Ronald Sorvaag, Rep. Joshua Boschee and NDSU chief of staff Chris Wilson. 

The event was requested by a vote of the NDSU Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

"The institute is hosting the event because its mission is to promote democratic participation in social and ethical issues affecting the Northern Plains and beyond," said Dennis Cooley, Faculty senate president and institute director. "The institute provides a non-partisan forum for people to have conversations, and we want this event to be a conversation between our legislators and employees."

According to Cooley, panelists will make a few remarks and then open the floor to questions and conversation.

Interested NDSU employees are invited to attend.


The Northern Plains Ethics Institute Spring 2016 Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussing "Police Wearing Body Cameras"

Featured panelists include:
Dr. Carol Archbold- NDSU Criminal Justice and Political Science Department
David Ebinger- Moorhead Police Chief
Michael Reitan- West Fargo Police Chief
David Todd- Fargo Police Chief

The forum will be moderated by Dr. Nicholas Bauroth (NDSU Criminal Justice and Political Science Department).

When: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 @ 7:00PM
Where: Minard 116 @ North Dakota State University
Who are invited: Faculty, scholars, students, and community members

Panel will discuss the following questions:

a) How do policemen and women feel about wearing body cameras?  What are the greatest advantages and disadvantages?
b) Do the police wear body cameras the whole time they are on duty?
c) How does a camera work? What does it look like?
d) How much does a camera cost?
e) What role can the video play in court?
f) Does the public have access to video recordings? If so, how long does it take to get access?
g) How does wearing a camera change behavior during policing?

h) In what types of incidents have cameras been most useful ?



Read more about the panelists at NPEI Ethics Panel





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