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John Burkoff Comments to Post-Gazette on Sentencing of Former Chief of Police Harper

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February 24, 2014

Commenting on the sentencing of former Chief of Police Nate Harper, Professor John Burkoff was quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as follows: "Look, one of the things a judge always considers is what kind of message [she's] sending with this sentence," said John Burkoff, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh. " 'What's the message I'll be sending to police officers who may be tempted to do something bad if I'm lenient?' "

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