Police Brutality & Justice Reform
With recent police brutality tragedies—from the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown from Ferguson, Missouri, the brutal beating of UVA student, Martese Johnson to Freddie Gray’s case in Baltimore, usage of excessive force in arresting procedures by police officers has become an increasing public concern and topic of nationwide attention. Such cases have made us wonder: why racial bias is so prominent in arresting potential suspects, what police training really entails, and why defense measures by policemen have become so extreme? Heinz Radio invites Sara Rose, a Staff Attorney at ACLU Pennsylvania to discuss these issues further.
We will ask the civil liberty right expert, Ms. Sarah Rose from Pittsburgh ACLU, to discuss how the City of Pittsburgh is working to address police brutality, President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and improve law enforcement practices.