Chiraag Bains is the Director of Legal Strategies at Demos, a think tank focused on strengthening democracy and fighting for racial justice. He previously served as Senior Counsel to the head of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He co-wrote the Ferguson Report. The Department of Justice sued Ferguson, Missouri, over unconstitutional policing and court practices. He believes that the lack of accountability for police violence is solvable.
Here are a few of the resources related to this episode:
Ending Qualified Immunity Act, introduced by Representatives Justin Amash and Ayanna Pressley June 4, 2020
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, introduced by Representative Karen Bass June 8, 2020
Fatal Force, a study by The Washington Post (updated daily)
Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, March 4, 2015
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