Council measure stems from teen’s 2010 encounter Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—After 18 months of debate, including one meeting at which the police union president performed a pat-down on the city’s top legislator, Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring the police department to share more information about stop-and-frisk encounters and other hot-button [...]
WE NEED YOU NOW: A COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION!!! The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), the Black & White Reunion, the Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) and the ACLU call upon all of our religious and community leaders, and interested citizens to be present in City Council Chambers on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 at 10 [...]
Jordan Miles’ Case Sparks Change, Mother Reacts WTAE—The Pittsburgh City Council has approved a set of bills that require cameras and microphones to be installed in police cruisers in the next five years. The moves also call for officers to be placed on paid leave if accused of using force that is investigated by the [...]
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess on Wednesday amended, then delayed for a week voting on his five bills that are aimed at creating more stringent police oversight.
Joe Smydo and Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—After Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s moved last week to replace most of the Citizen Police Review Board, a handful of community members stood up at a meeting Tuesday night to admonish the mayor and council for what they described as a “hijacking” of the board.
Tim McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A very surprising move today by Luke Ravenstahl in replacing the city’s police review board. Beyond the connections to his current squabble with the board, it also reminds one of the time he asked for the resignations of department heads citywide in June 2007, and questions about the ethics of naming his [...]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The city’s probe into a high school student’s claims that three police officers beat him in January remains open pending the outcome of an FBI investigation into the allegations, city solicitor Daniel Regan said Tuesday.
Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Councilman Patrick Dowd says the city’s investigation into a high school student’s claims that three police officers beat him in January is complete, and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is needlessly withholding its findings from the police chief.