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CPRB Board & Staff

CPRB Board & Staff

The Independent Citizen Police Review Board

Dr. Emma Lucas-Darby, Chair (Mayoral Seat #6:Non-LEP)
Ms. LeKeisha Brown (City Council Seat #1: Non-LEP)
Mr. Elwin Green (City Council Seat #3: Non-LEP)
Dr. Mary Jo Guercio (Council Seat #4, Non LEP)
Mr. Raymond Robinson (Mayoral Seat #5, Non-LEP)
Ms. Karen McLellan (City Council Seat #2: LEP*)
Mr. Sheldon Williams (Mayoral Seat #7: LEP*)

*Law Enforcement Professional


William F. Ward, Esq.

Executive Director

Elizabeth C. Pittinger, MPM

Assistant Executive Director

Stephanie Hampton

About The Board

The people created an independent Citizen Police Review Board May 20, 1997 through a referendum amending the Home Rule Charter (§228). As expressed by the citizens of Pittsburgh, the purpose of the Citizen Police Review Board is to receive, investigate and recommend appropriate action on complaints regarding police misconduct and to improve the relationship between the police department and the community.

The Ordinance enabling the Citizen Police Review Board to conduct business was enacted by City Council on August 8, 1997 and signed by the Mayor on August 12, 1997. Members of the inaugural Board were appointed in October, 1997, and assumed full duties and responsibilities on November 1, 1997, the effective date of the ordinance. ( Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article VI, “Citizen Police Review Board”)

The Board is composed of seven City residents, none of whom may be employed by the City or any of its Authorities. The Mayor directly appoints three Members and selects the remaining four Members for appointment from a list of nominees submitted by City Council. Vacancies or term conclusions are filled according to the initial appointment protocol. Two Members, and only two, must be experienced law enforcement professionals, and no Member may be a sworn, currently employed law enforcement officer. Members serve without compensation.

City of Pittsburgh • Citizen Police Review Board

About the CPRB

The Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) is an independent agency within the City of Pittsburgh set up to investigate citizen complaints about improper conduct by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. MORE

CPRB 2023 Meeting Dates

January 24, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 28, 2023
April 25, 2023
May 23, 2023
June 27, 2023
July 25, 2023
September 26, 2023
October 24, 2023
December 5, 2023

All meetings start at 6pm and are viewable via Zoom. Check here for agenda and details.