Archives for April 2021

CPRB Letter to the City and County in the wake of the George Floyd killing

April 30th, 2021

“During this difficult time in the community/police relationship, our common goal must be threat and risk-reduction through de-escalation tactics and as appropriate, minimized enforcement contact between police and civilians. All interactions should begin with a basic respect for human life and proceed with the dignity deserved by all individuals, each as a worthy human being.”

Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board Meeting, April 27th, 2021

B-PEP Letter to the City and County in the wake of the George Floyd killing

April 21st, 2021

“What B-PEP calls upon our area police departments to do is to help level the playing field. We are unfortunately at a time in this nation’s history when basically no Black or brown man can feel at all comfortable or safe when stopped by the police. That reality is wrong and must come to an end. We ask for the partnership or both our area political leadership and the leadership of all area police departments in making the slogan “Protect and Serve” a living reality for all the citizens of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.”

Public Report: Pittsburgh Police, Pagans MC Club, Kopy’s Bar – October 11-12, 2018

April 20th, 2021

These Detectives either disregarded, or failed entirely to maintain, any situational awareness to recognize and leverage any of the opportunities presented to quietly get up and leave the premises before any interaction with the Pagans could occur. The conduct of these four Detectives betrayed their oath, badge, and the confidence of the public and members of the Bureau of Police. Cultural change must continue to evolve and lead all members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to hold each other accountable to the noble purpose and expectations of their profession. This is necessary for the safety of the Citizens of the City of Pittsburgh, the good order and discipline of the Bureau of Police, and the safety and reputation of the hundreds of Bureau officers who regularly conduct themselves to the highest standards and with respect for the weight of their responsibilities.