Chief Nate Harper told KDKA he was disappointed the Pittsburgh Police Bureau had "no diversity in this last [academy] class," and promised more minorities and women in the next recruit class.
Chief Harper said he has personally tried to recruit more minorities, and pointed to the bureau's Diversity 365 program. Harper said program administrators must overcome resistance in the minority community.
In 1975, a federal judge ordered quota hiring in Pittsburgh. His decision was reversed in 1991.