Garland among those chosen for task force on police reform


BCHS's Richard Garland is one of 17 civilians named to a Pittsburgh task force that will review policing in Pittsburgh and deliver recommendations by the fall. Garland is director of the Center for Health Equity's Violence Prevention Initiative where he oversees training, data collection, and outreach efforts aimed at reducing crime and violence. He also works with police departments and community-based organizations throughout PA providing gun violence education and training. 

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The full task force

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


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