Archives for 2010

CPRB Case Review Agenda, December 7th, 2010

Minutes of the CPRB Meeting Held on December 7, 2010 (Mtg. No. 131)

Mr. Ralph E. Norman welcomed to the board; News of $44,500 settlement reached in a federal lawsuit filed by Kalib Miller against the City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Police Officer Paul Abel; Interactions between the demonstrators and the police at November 3rd Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling protest reported peaceful; Mr. Harry Liller and Mr. Mark Ozark offered comment before the Board.

CPRB Case Review Agenda, September 28th, 2010

Minutes of the CPRB Meeting Held on September 28, 2010 (Mtg. No. 129)

Ms. Deborah L. Walker appointed acting chair; Mayoral Law Enforcement Professional seat vacant; CPRB Solicitors Ward McGough regretfully notified the Board of their necessary resignation effective 10/18/10; Judge Wettick’s 9/23/10 ruling denied CPRB’s subpoena for G-20 documents; Updated Intake Summary through 9/13/09; Several experts have agreed to provide topical sessions for board members related to citizen rights and responsibilities, civil, constitutional and human rights, and the history and operational aspects of various civilian oversight mechanisms.

Judge Wettick denies CPRB motion to gain access to G-20 documents

September 23rd, 2010

“The Motion of the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board to compel production of 309 pages of un-redacted police reports is the subject of this Opinion and Order of Court. […] At the direction of the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, counsel for the City took the position that the City shall not honor these subpoenas because the Police Review Board exceeded its authority in issuing subpoenas for an investigation initiated by the Board. It was the position of the Mayor that the role of the Police Review Board is limited to investigating verified complaints of police misconduct. […] On this 23rd day of September, 2010, it is hereby ORDERED that the request of the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board that I compel the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to furnish intelligence, investigative, and treatment information protected by §9106 is denied.”

CPRB Case Review Agenda, July 27th, 2010

Minutes of the CPRB Meeting Held on July 27, 2010 (Mtg. No. 128)

Ms. Pittinger updated the Board on the status of the amendments of the Pittsburgh City Code: §662.04, affecting the CPRB nomination and appointment procesaction on the proposed Bills on 8/2/10; The Board opened discussion surrounding the recent installation of police car video equipment in PBP vehicles; 37 cases were reviewed and the Board authorized a 30 Day Extension of the Full Investigation for 14 G-20 sworn complaints.

CPRB Case Review Agenda, June 22nd, 2010

Minutes of the CPRB Meeting Held on June 22, 2010 (Mtg. No. 127)

A proclamation that was presented to former CPRB member, John Bingler, by Councilman Doug Shields on June 15, 2010; Ms. Pittinger reported on the ongoing court proceedings regarding subpoenaed G-20 documents; The Board directed Ms. Pittinger to subpoena Chief Harper/OMI for relative documentation regarding the individual sworn G-20 complaints; Ms. Pittinger mentioned the controversy surrounding the Mayor’s 6/18/10 announcement to replace five of the seven current CPRB members; Ms. Pittinger informed the Board of the status of CPRB Case #260-08 (Brendan O’Malley); 12 cases were reviewed.

Judge Wettick orders Chief Harper to respond to G-20 documents subpoena

June 18th, 2010

“WHEREAS, on December 1, 2009, the Citizen Police Review Board (“CPRB”) issued a subpoena to Respondent, Pittsburgh Police Chief Nathan E. Harper, for various reports and documents related to the September 2009 meeting in Pittsburgh of the Group of 20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (“G-20″). WHEREAS, on January 21, 2010, the CPRB filed a Motion to Enforce Compliance with the Subpoena. WHEREAS, a hearing on the Motion was held on March 8, 2010, after which the Court entered an Order that Respondent comply with the subpoena, provided that specific documents may be withheld if identified in a Privilege Log.”