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Mayor Peduto Names Community Task Force on Police Reform

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 17, 2020) Today Mayor William Peduto named the Pittsburgh Community Task Force on Police Reform, which is part of his commitment to President Obama's MBK Alliance Pledge.  

We are committed to "engage your communities by including a diverse range of input, experiences, and stories in your review." This Task Force will bring their diverse background and unique lens to the work to review current police practices, police-community-relations, state of safety in our communities, and work to deliver recommendations and implementation plans to the Mayor by the fall. 

“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. 

The members of the Pittsburgh Community Task Force on Police Reform are: 

Dr. Quintin Bullock -  President of CCAC, co-chair 

Valerie McDonald Roberts - Former Elected Official and Chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, co-chair 

Brandi Fisher - President and CEO, Alliance for Police Accountability  

Sharon Werner - Former Chief of Staff to Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, and Chief Counsel at PNC Bank  

Richard Garland - Assistant Professor, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and Founder of One Vision One Life 

Tim Stevens - Chairman, Black Political Empowerment Project  

Monica Ruiz - Executive Director, Casa San Jose 

Amanda Green Hawkins - United Steelworkers, former Allegheny County Councilperson 

Patricia Leftwich - Community Advocate  

Sylvia Fields - Executive Director, Eden Hall Foundation  

Bobbi Watt Geer - CEO, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania 

Camille Redman - Community Advocate  

Tony Beltran - President and CEO, Pittsburgh Mercy 

Alexander Cash - Community Advocate  

Dr. Angela Reynolds - CEO, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh 

David Harris - Professor, Pitt School of  Law, Focused on Police Behavior, Law Enforcement, and Race 

Nathaniel Yap - Community Advocate 

 

Published

06.17.2020

Contacts

Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-660-1999
timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov
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