Brochure: “You & the Police: Rights, Responsibilities & Reality” (Updated January 2019)

This brochure is being made available free of charge to all members of the community. It has three purposes:
1. To outline for people their legal rights when interacting and communicating with the police;
2. To inform people of their responsibilities and obligations any time they (or a family member or friend) have contact or involvement with police officers; and
3. To promote improved relations and understanding between members of the community and the police.

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    This pamphlet may be copied & redistributed freely. Revised March 2015 * June 2018 * January 2019

    On TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019 at 9:30 am at 2201 Wylie Avenue (15219) the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) and the Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) hosted a press conference in partnership with the NAACP Pittsburgh Branch and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to announce a major commitment from the leadership of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Port Authority of Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wilkinsburg Police Department which we hope will contribute to improving safety and community relations in the area. Representatives of police bureaus were present, including Pittsburgh Bureau Chief Scott Schubert. Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers President Nina Esposito-Visgitis was also present. Watch the press conference video here.