University of Pittsburgh

David Harris on Pittsburgh's Police Chief and his Relationship to the African American Community

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October 9, 2011

Professor David Harris discussed the relationship between Pittsburgh Police Chief Nathan Harper and the African American community in the Pittsburgh City Paper.  As a black Pittsburgher and an officer well known to the African American community throughout his entire career, Chief Harper began his administration with significant ties to and credibility with African Americans.  But recent incidents have strained that relationship.  Some African Americans see the beating of high school student Jordan Miles by three officers and other incidents as indications that Chief Harper has failed to insist that officers under his command treat blacks properly.


Pittsburgh City Paper article link

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