Of course Harvard hired an Obama connected firm for this. The outcome was just as predictable.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard hires Obama-connected firm for police review. The result is unsurprising.

Harvard University hired a consulting firm led by former Obama administration officials to review its police department. The firm recommended improving the department’s diversity initiatives.

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow announced an independent review of the school’s police department in June, following outrage over seven officers aiding Boston police in handling a Black Lives Matter protest.

The officers’ presence at the protest “raised legitimate questions in the Harvard community about the appropriate role of HUPD in responding to protests over the brutal killing of George Floyd,” explained Bacow in his June statement. “Many have asked, at a time when the nation is raising a moral voice in response to police violence visited upon Black people, at a time when communities are uniting to proclaim that Black Lives Matter, what role does HUPD play beyond our campus and how can we ensure this role is consistent with our commitment to community policing and community values?”

Harvard hired Chicago-based 21CP Solutions to conduct the review.

The firm recommended that HUPD “create a diverse, active and engaged Advisory Board or Oversight Committee in support of HUPD strategic management.” Doing so would allow Harvard to benefit from “diverse community perspectives” as it seeks to “re-imagine public safety.”

21CP also recommended that Harvard “create and adopt a formalized diversity and inclusion plan” to guide all aspects of “recruitment, hiring, training, professional development, promotion — across all levels of the department, including sworn and civilian personnel.”


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