Please join us at the Community Building (35 W Main, downtown Spokane at the corner of Main and Browne) for our monthly Justice Lunchbox speaker series! This month we will be featuring Ed Byrnes. Bring your lunch and bring a friend.
“The Nuanced Story of Disproportionality and Police – Civilian Contacts in Spokane.”
Ed Byrnes will discuss the results of the study of the Spokane Police Department that he and Brad Arleth conducted on the relationship between race and officer-initiated contacts with civlians, and the results of those conducts. In addition to a basic analysis, Ed will also discuss what multivariate analysis tells us about the results of contacts, specifically searches, arrests, and uses of force. Audience member will leave with an understanding of how complex this topic truly is.
Ed Byrnes is a Professor in the Eastern Washington University School of Social Work, where he is the Director of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program. In addition to completing this current study for the Spokane City Council, Ed has recently served as a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a lecturer at the Congress of the International Association of Law and Mental Health. Ed enjoys spending time outdoors with his loved ones in the beautiful Northwest.