Ms. Pittinger stated that the agreement/contract between the Citizen Police Review Board and Ward McGough has been submitted, reviewed and approved by City Council; Ms. Pittinger and the Board commenced a discussion about Jordan Miles, the CAPA High School student who was allegedly beaten by three Pittsburgh police officers; Ms. Pittinger intends to schedule a courtesy meeting with the recently appointed city council members, to discuss the CPRB process; Ms. Pittinger informed the Board of the following incomplete hearings (CPRB Case #59-07, #123-08 & #260-08); Pittinger reported on a motion that was filed in Common Pleas Court to enforce compliance, regarding a subpoena issued to Chief Harper/OMI in an effort to acquire specific G-20 documents; 18 cases were reviewed.
Archives for January 2010
January 16th, 2010
“This Motion seeks an Order of Court enforcing a subpoena issued to Nathan E. Harper, Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, for the production of documents related to policies, procedures, planning, training, supervision and deployment affecting police/civilian encounters related to the September 24-25, 2009, summit in Pittsburgh of the Group of 20 (“G-20″) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.”
Weed and Seed is a comprehensive, joint law enforcement and community investment strategy designed to make communities safer. This multi-agency strategy, sponsored by the Department of Justice, is focused on crime prevention and community revitalization. The City of Pittsburgh currently has three Federally-recognized Weed & Seed sites: 1) East Liberty, Larimer, Garfield, 2) Lawrenceville, and 3) West Pittsburgh communities.
From the Mayor’s introduction: In 2009, our officers and community faced a year of great highs-and-lows. It was a banner year of accomplishments but a tragic year in our City’s history. We began the year excited – hosting 500,000 Steelers’ fans for a Super Bowl victory parade. Officers exhibited great crowd control techniques resulting in zero arrests. Then came the Penguins Stanley Cup title, another victory parade, and another safe event. In between the celebratory parades tragedy struck Stanton Heights and changed the lives of three families, our officers, and our community forever. April 4th is a day that will be forever entrenched in the minds and hearts of Pittsburghers. We will never forget the sacrifices of Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle, and Paul Sciullo II.