Councilman Yates organizes Breonna Taylor Criminal Law Education Forum with the University of Louisville

August 13, 2020

Louisville – Councilman David Yates (D-25) announces a special discussion in partnership with UofL’s Law School, Department of Justice Administration & Department of Criminal Justice. Representatives from each department will join acclaimed local attorneys to speak to the legal elements of charging a citizen of murder or lesser offenses and the foundation of due process as they specifically pertain to the shooting and loss of Breonna Taylor. 

“It’s necessary to understand criminal law and procedure in the pursuit of justice within that system. This forum brings together local scholars, professors and expert practitioners to help educate the public on the law, how the justice system operates and depending on the findings, what our community may expect when the investigation into the tragic loss of Breonna Taylor is concluded,” says Councilman Yates, who organized the forum.

Participants in the forum include:


Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards - UofL Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Moderator


Sam Marcosson - UofL Law Professor, panelist


Michael Losavio - UofL Associate Professor of Justice Administration, panelist

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Brian Butler - Attorney & Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, panelist


Aubrey Williams - Criminal & Civil Rights Attorney, panelist



The virtual forum will take place through WebEx on Friday, August 14th beginning at 5:00 p.m. It will be live streamed on Facebook Live through the Councilman’s and Democratic Caucus Facebook pages.

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For more information about the forum, contact Councilman Yates’ Office at 502-574-1125.