Dwight D. Steward, Ph.D. is a fellow of IPAC and an economist by profession. Dr. Steward works with the director of IPAC, Dr. Alex Del Carmen on the statistical and content analysis of police procedures and policies related to police use of force and racial profiling. Dr. Steward also works with Dr. Del Carmen and IPAC on developing donor and sponsorship relationships within Tarleton University, The Texas A&M University System. police agencies, and community stakeholders. Dr. Steward has performed research on issues related to police procedures, use of force, and racial profiling for over twenty years. Dr. Steward in conjunction with the Texas NAACP, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and ACLU of Texas produced one of the first and largest analyses of police racial profiling data in the nation. Over his career, Dr. Steward has worked with Dr. Del Carmen, and numerous police agencies on the statistical analysis of police procedures as a consultant and expert witness in police conduct lawsuits. Dr. Steward is currently a principal economist at EmployStats (www.employstats.com). EmployStats is a statistical and economic research consulting firm specializing in the analysis of issues related discrimination in employment and police procedures and policies. EmployStats is based in Austin, Texas and performs work for clients across the nation.
Cariol Horne served Buffalo, New York, as a police officer for twenty years before being fired for stopping a fellow police officer from choking a handcuffed African-American man during an arrest. During this encounter, Ms. Horne was physically assaulted by her fellow officer, which had a physical and psychological impact. Ms. Horne speaks on how PTSD has interrupted her life since this incident and how speaking out has impacted her livelihood. Although the officer that physically assaulted her is serving time in prison due to another physical altercation, he will receive his pension when he is released, while she will not. After being fired, Ms. Horne has become an outspoken advocate for stopping police brutality and encouraging other officers to speak out against injustice and police brutality. She remains a trailblazer for justice and a solace for those who have been victims of police brutality. Her story sparked Cariol’s Law, the Duty-to-Intervene law, which passed in Buffalo in 2020.