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    Eugene O'Donnell

    Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Professor O’Donnell began his career as an NYPD officer, receiving 14 department awards for outstanding police service working in Brooklyn. After serving as a summer associate in the U.S. Attorney’s Office (EDNY) while in law school, he went on to become a prosecutor in the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where he investigated and prosecuted hundreds of cases. He later served as director of intake and advocacy at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and as a campaign aide to the late Bill Lynch, Jr., the mastermind behind the election of New York Mayor David N. Dinkins.

    O’Donnell is a nationally recognized expert on policing issues, including the use of force, and has been quoted in hundreds of media stories and spoken across the country on criminal justice issues. In 2013, he was named to the public safety transition team of New York City Mayor-elect Bill deBlasio.

    Past Events

    Tuesday, Oct 18 2016

    4 PM

    Recent events have made the state of our country’s police force a national discussion. Now that cell phones double as a video cameras, incidents of... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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