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1997-1998: The CPRB’s First Steps

1997-1998: The CPRB’s First Steps

Frederick W. Thieman

Frederick W. Thieman

The Board’s first official act was to appoint their Solicitor, Frederick W. Thieman, Esq., and they convened their first official business meeting on 12/01/1997.

Following a public hearing, the Citizen Police Review Board Rules & Operating Procedures were adopted on 4/07/1998.

Following an exhaustive search, the Executive Director was hired on 4/13/1998; office space was leased in May 1998 and support staff and Investigators hired, May through July 1998.

The Citizen Police Review Board office opened to receive complaints on 7/15/1998.

Every move made by the Board received media attention and guidance.

“Under construction: The police review board experiences growing pains”, from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Editorial, 8/28/1998.

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