Archives for December 2011

Commonwealth Court Judge Johnny J. Butler upholds Sept 23rd, 2010 court decision to deny CPRB G-20 documents

December 28th, 2011

“The issues before this Court include: 1) whether the authority given to the Board pursuant to the City’s Home Rule Charter supersedes the authority provided in the CHRIA; 2) whether the trial court erred by determining that a chronological listing of names of individuals charged with alleged offenses was protected from disclosure pursuant to Section 9106 of the CHRIA; 3) whether the Board’s failure to challenge the trial court’s information as compromising only protected intelligence, investigative or treatment information was an admission of such classification; and 4) whether the doctrine of judicial estoppel bars the City from repudiating the terms of a letter of understanding that memorializes the terms of the Board’s access to various investigative police documents. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the order of the trial court.”

Minutes of the CPRB Meeting Held on December 6, 2011 (Mtg. No. 141)

Ms. Pittinger reported that the Board has not received a response regarding the CPRB appointment process (one vacant seat and the three incumbent expired member’s terms). To date, neither City Council nor the Mayor have acted as prescribed under the City Code, Title Six, Article VI, ยง662.04; A motion to conduct a Rude & Discourteous Hearing on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 was offered by Ms. Whitfield and seconded by Ms. Kramer, and approved unanimously; Ms. Pittinger briefed the Board on a video documenting a police/citizen encounter following a fatal shooting that occurred on November 14, 2011; Ms. Pittinger reported on CPRB’s appeal of Judge Wettick’s decision of 9/23/10; Ms. Pittinger acknowledged Solicitor Hugh McGough’s impending departure effective December 31, 2011.

CPRB Case Review Agenda, December 6th, 2011