“A must-read for anyone who wants to understand why we lack an effective system of legal accountability for police violence and misconduct in our country. Once you understand how we got here, Schwartz’s smart, pragmatic proposals for change ring clear and true.” Sherrilyn Ifill, Former President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund

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THE STORIES

SHIELDED tells the stories of people whose lives have been shattered by the police and then shattered again as they have tried to seek justice in the courts.

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Mario Romero

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Tony Timpa

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James Campbell

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Clay Tiffany

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Joanna Schwartz is a Professor of Law at UCLA, and is one of the country's leading experts on police misconduct litigation.

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