David Harris on Changing Police Practices In Ferguson
David Harris was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio about Pittsburgh's experience under a federal consent decree, in light of the likely imposition of a consent decree in Ferguson, MO. Harris said that the consent decree had markedly improved the Pittsburgh Police Department, but that the improvement had not proven to be permanent. Subsequent city and police administrations did not maintain the commitment to the positive changes that were made under the consent decree, and backsliding resulted.
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