City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201


April 5, 2021

CONTACT: Brittany Hilderbrand
Public Information Specialist
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia

Jeff Pitts
Public Information Specialist
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia

Columbia Police Department and University of Missouri School of Law hosts upcoming forum: Empowering People - A Discussion about State V. Derek Chauvin and Policing


Please join us at Jesse Hall Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., April 22 for discussions surrounding the State vs. Derek Chauvin trial. A panel of University of Missouri law professors, community members and representatives from the Columbia Police Department will participate in the discussion.

The community is invited to engage in conversations that will allow them to gain an understanding of the prosecution and criminal processes in a safe space. Information will also be provided about the legal definitions related to the laws that are being used by the prosecuting attorney against former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. 

Panelists will be available for a Q & A session with audience members following their presentation. Participants and groups are encouraged to submit questions prior to the event to

Space is limited to 200 people. Please RSVP in advance by filling out the registration form or by clicking the link on the flyer. 

Social distancing and masks are required upon entering the venue.

City of Columbia Vision
Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

City of Columbia Mission
To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.