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Professor Eugene O’Donnell Discusses on MSNBC's “The Last Word” The Need For Additional Police Training

Eugene O'Donnell, as lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration discussed with Lawrence O’Donnell the police shooting of a homeless man and the mayor's request for additional funding for police training in Albuquerque New Mexico on MSNBC's "The Last Word."

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O’Donnell served as a police officer with the New York City Police Department and was an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens District Attorney’s Office. He served as a senior prosecutor and supervisory prosecutor in the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s office. He has also been Director of Intake and Advocacy at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. He was a trainer in the United States Department of State’s International Law Enforcement Academies in Europe and Africa. He was coordinator of the New York State Law Enforcement Executive Institute from 2005 to 2008 (a leadership program for New York State law enforcement executives), is a certified New York state police trainer, has been a police academy instructor, and has taught in the Criminal Investigation Course for NYC detectives. He has written textbook chapters on police civilian review and minority-police relationships and is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement.