Professor Ayesha Bell Hardaway quoted in New York Times article on police contracts

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Ayesha Bell Hardaway, assistant professor of law and director of the law school's Social Justice Law Center, was recently quoted in a New York Times article examining how collective bargaining agreements for officers provide protections that stand in the way of accountability.

According to the article, privately negotiated police contracts that were initially designed to ensure officers receive fair wages and benefits have spilled over into public policy.

“When talking about discipline, accountability and use of force protocols, we should not be talking about collective bargaining rights because those terms have no business inside of the contracts in the first place,” said Hardaway.