Mayor William Peduto has named University of Pittsburgh School of Law professor David Harris to the Pittsburgh Community Task Force on Police Reform, which is part of his commitment to President Obama's MBK Alliance Pledge.
“This Task Force is made up of representatives from diverse stakeholder communities and will put our neighbors' voices at the center of the conversation of police reform since that is the key to making real and sustained change. I'm confident that they will develop people-oriented solutions that make Pittsburgh a better place for all, especially in our black communities," Mayor Peduto said.
Harris studies, writes and teaches about police behavior, law enforcement and race, and politicing and immigration, search and seizure law, and national security issues and the law. He is the leading national authority on racial profiling. Harris is the creator and host of the Criminal Injustice podcast, the only broadcast or podcast show for general audiences fully dedicated to the discussion of the many pressing issues in the criminal justice system. He also writes and comments frequently in the media on police practices, racial profiling, and other criminal justice and national security issues.