UW law students hope video will answer community's questions regarding police deadly use of force
Madison (WKOW)-- A group of UW law students released a video Monday called, "Understanding Police use of Deadly Force." They're hoping this 14-minute educational video will help community members better understand the laws that surround deadly use of force and the legal review process that comes after an officer-involved shooting.
The video was put out by the University of Wisconsin Black Law Students Association and the Latino Law Students Association in response to the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson. Students are hoping that with more information young people in the community will have more faith in the legal review process and the laws that are applied in this case.
"It seems very unfair to people from an outside stance and our hope with this video is that it will bring about a greater understanding of the law and the process that goes into not only the Tony Robinson decision, but these other decisions around the country," Black Law Students Association Co-President Qortney McLeod explains.
Creators of the video say their project is not meant to sway anyone's opinion of the Robinson case, but merely to make sure everyone knows the laws being applied during the legal review process.
City leaders say the most interesting aspect about this video was that it's created by young people in order to help their peers in the community, many of which have been deeply impacted by this case.
"I'm hoping this video helps in the healing after this tragedy and I'm hoping it gives a level of transparency that might not have been available before," Latino Law Students Association President Aissa Olivarez says.
The video is currently being hosted by Youtube. Click here to see the full video.
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