Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
David Harris, Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair and Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, presents today his book, A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations, as part of the Made Local program series at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall.
A City Divided tells the story of the case involving 18-year-old Jordan Miles and the three plainclothes Pittsburgh Police officers who were charged with wrongful arrest and use of excessive force in an incident that left Miles battered. The book takes an in-depth look at the opposing stories, and at race and the fear it incites, to find answers. What happened between the police and the teen in 2010, and what went wrong? Can the courts respond with a just solution? And how can we prevent these tragedies in the future?
Introduction by Ester Bush, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Urban League. A book signing will follow the lecture. Harris’s book is available for sale at the White Whale Bookstore. Please register here for this free event.