Federal Reports

Federal Intervention in Local Policing: Pittsburgh’s Experience with a Consent Decree

October 11th, 2005

When something goes seriously wrong in one of the nation’s nearly 18,000 local police agencies, usually it is local officials who are responsible for fixing the problem. But when the local political process cannot resolve problems of police misconduct, the federal courts and the U. S. Department of Justice have a variety of powers that allow them to intervene. Congress expanded those powers in 1994, giving the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department the authority to file civil law suits against states and municipalities in the face of a “pattern or practice” of illegal or unconstitutional police actions.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #19

May 16th, 2002

This document represents the nineteenth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #18

February 16th, 2002

This document represents the eighteenth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #17

November 16th, 2001

This document represents the seventeenth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #16

August 16th, 2001

This document represents the sixteenth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #15

May 16th, 2001

This document represents the fifteenth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #13

November 16th, 2000

This document represents the thirteenth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #10

February 16th, 2000

This document represents the tenth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #9

November 16th, 1999

This document represents the ninth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.

Consent Decree Auditor’s Quarterly Report #8

August 16th, 1999

This document represents the eighth of an anticipated 20 “Auditor’s Quarterly Reports” (AQR) assessing the levels of compliance of the City of Pittsburgh (City) with the requirements of the consent decree (decree) entered into between the City and the United States Department of Justice (Justice) on April 16, 1997.