Police Reform

On May 29, 2020, the University of Pittsburgh Police issued a statement on Twitter denouncing the killing of George Floyd. Students can view the recruitment, training, and procedural policies of the UPPD.

In addition, if you are interested in the larger conversation about police brutality and police reform measures, Professor David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is a nationally recognized expert in the field. His Criminal In Justice Podcast addresses these and other issues of the American criminal justice system, including the recent decision to “defund the police” in Minneapolis, evidence-based policing, and the spillover effects of police violence on Black Americans. Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems also recently hosted a virtual lecture by Professor Harris.

Finally, view this curated list of links on police reform from The Marshall Project, which provides nonprofit journalism on the criminal justice system.