Joint audit of Pittsburgh Police finds racial disparities in marijuana charges

BY: - May 31, 2022

It recommends screening officers for affiliations with hate groups.

Death of Pgh man repeatedly tasered by police was an accident, Alle. Co. medical examiner rules

BY: - January 4, 2022

Jim Rogers, 54, died on Oct. 14, 2021, less than 24 hours after Pittsburgh Police officers tasered him eight times in response to a neighbor’s 911 call alleging that he had stolen a bicycle.

Pgh NAACP slams ‘lack of transparency’ in probe of Black man who died in police custody

BY: - November 22, 2021

Jim Rogers died Oct. 14 after being tasered by a police officer. Activists want answers -- and accountability.

In Pgh., reformers call for decreased police funding, more community investment

BY: - June 22, 2021

“The safest communities are not the ones with the most police. The safest communities are the ones with the most resources,” one local advocate said.

Black Lives Matter protesters march outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Sunday, 6/7/20 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek)

Data: Black people in Pa. are more than 5 times as likely as whites to be killed by police | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 1, 2021

Black people are 11 percent of Pa.'s population, but they made up 33 percent of the people killed by police between 2013-2020, a new report concludes.

Pgh controller’s audit shows select number of city cops rack up a disproportionate amount of complaints

BY: - May 17, 2021

By Ryan Deto PITTSBURGH — Out of more than 3,100 complaints about Pittsburgh Police officers to the city’s Citizen Police Review Board over the last decade, more than 6 percent of them came from just 1.2 percent of officers. Just 11 officers — of the 919 that received complaints between 2010-2019 — had more than 13 […]

Pgh cops seek hundreds of sponge rounds, smoke grenades, and other less-lethal weapons

BY: - April 20, 2021

This request for less-lethal weapons stock comes as the Pittsburgh Police department is preparing for potential unrest from the conclusion of the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

What you need to know about the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board 2020 ballot question

BY: - October 11, 2020

Here's what you need to know about this crucial ballot question facing Pittsburgh residents this voting season

PGH cop under investigation for misconduct is one the city’s highest-paid employees

BY: - September 17, 2020

Officer Paul Abel Jr. made $156,106 in total compensation last year, records showed. That's more than Mayor Bill Peduto's salary.

Pittsburgh City Council proposal would ban city cops from using facial recognition software

BY: - August 25, 2020

The bill sponsored by City Council member Corey O’Connor is aimed at reestablishing a level of accountability of the police within city government.

Pittsburgh cop put on administrative leave after sharing racist memes on Facebook

BY: - August 24, 2020

One, posted on Sun., Aug. 16, includes a meme containing two headlines about Harris. One referring to her as Asian American and the other referring to her as Black, with a caption reading, “Woosh now you’re black.” Harris, born in Oakland, Calif., is both Indian-American and Black, as her mother is an immigrant from India and her father an immigrant from Jamaica. Kristoff also shared a post on Mon., Aug. 10 from another user.

Pittsburgh police, Peduto respond to arrest of protest marshal by rifle-carrying officers in unmarked van

BY: - August 17, 2020

This continues an apparent months-long campaign of Pittsburgh Police arresting and seeking the arrest of dozens of protesters.