University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Law Professor Harris Weighs in on Local Officers’ Use of Force

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April 13, 2011

David Harris, Associate Dean for Research and Pitt Law Professor, shares his opinion on whether Pittsburgh police used reasonable or excessive force with a drunk spectator in PNC Park this weekend, based on a viral video posted on the Internet.  The video has attracted attention from the officers’ bosses, a review board and, at last count, more than 120,000 viewers on YouTube.


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