78 complaints have been received as of 3/23/07; Police Commander Catherine McNeilly filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit against Mayor Ravenstahl, Chief Harper, and the City, protesting that an alleged disciplinary demotion was actually a retaliatory act for her public opposition to the nomination of Dennis Regan for appointment as Public Safety Director; Police Commander RaShall Brackney is under investigation by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office for her actions at the scene of an accident involving a friend; The City Paper featured a story on March 22 entitled “Military Police Military-style police tactics reflect — and arguably worsen — distrust between black neighborhoods and police” written by Charlie Deitch; CPRB Interns – 3 law students from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Law are tentatively scheduled to join our staff in mid-May; Investigators observed a protest at CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville sponsored by the Pittsburgh Organization Group (POG); The Citizen Police Academy will open on Tuesday, April 3, 2007; Preparation for a CPRB Discussion Series is underway with the topic of the first discussion focused on the Jerry Jackson Homicide Investigation; On March 27, 2007, a bill was introduced for City Council’s consideration authorizing the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to received police officers from the Housing Authority of Pittsburgh as probationary officers.
Minutes of the CPRB Meeting Held on March 27, 2007
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