April 21, 2021
Will There Be Justice for George Floyd? Lessons from the Walter Scott Case
As Derek Chauvin stands trial for murder, the nation is waiting to know, "Will there be justice for George Floyd?" This begs the question: What does it mean to achieve "justice" in the wake of a police killing?
The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, The George Washington University Law School, and the Justice Innovation Lab are convening a discussion with people who struggled with this question in the wake of a 2015 police killing: the murder of Walter Scott in North Charleston, SC. They will draw from their experiences during the Scott case, a rare example of where a police officer was successfully prosecuted, and offer their perspective on what is needed to achieve justice.Panelists:
- Anthony Scott, Walter Scott's brother
- Feidin Santana, an eyewitness who videotaped the shooting
- Scarlett Wilson, head of the state prosecution team in Charleston
- Jared Fishman, head of the federal prosecution team and current Beeck Center fellow.
- Laura Jarrett, Anchor of CNN’s Early Start