The chairman of B-PEP thanked younger people for adding a sense of urgency to police reform causes this summer.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Black Political Empowerment Project, otherwise known as B-PEP, announced new police reform commitments together with Mayor Bill Peduto Monday evening.

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Some of the commitments included strengthening background checks, creating a more diverse Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in terms of gender and race and building meaningful relationships with children in the community.

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“In this tumultuous year of 2020, this provides some sense of hope for the citizens of Pittsburgh and particularly our young people that change is on the way,” B-PEP Chairman Tim Stevens said at a press conference.

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Stevens also gave credit to the younger population for taking to the streets this summer to give a sense of urgency to police reform.