Pitt Law Professor David Harris Comments to NPR’s Northwest Public Radio on Madison, WI Police Protests
Pitt Law Professor David Harris offered expert opinion to Northwest Public Radio regarding the Madison, WI police department’s handling of an investigation into the shooting of unarmed 19-year-old Tony Robinson by a white police officer. The shooting has triggered vast protests in Wisconsin’s capitol. Compared to other cities that have faced similar tragedies, Harris said Madison’s police department is using a model aimed at promoting positive relationships between police and minority communities.
"Many police departments will talk about community policing ... will dedicate one officer or one small unit of officers to community policing, but Madison's approach has been more pervasive, and for a longer period of time," Harris said.
Read more in “Racial Tension Draws Parallels, But Madison Is No Ferguson” on Northwest Public Radio.