Allegheny County Council introduces legislation to create police review board

Allegheny County Council introduces legislation to create police review board

After a summer of public input, Allegheny County Council introduced an ordinance to create a countywide citizens’ police review board Tuesday.

The legislation comes in the wake of calls for reform from community that followed the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. in June, but County Councilman DeWitt Walton (D-Hill District) and review board backer said the move is a long time coming.

“As we’ve said on numerous occasions, this legislation is designed to protect the rights of residents of Allegheny County but it also protects the rights of law enforcement,” Walton said.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Council votes to begin public input on potential countywide police review board

Allegheny County Council votes to begin public input on potential countywide police review board

After a tense meeting Tuesday night, Allegheny County Council approved an ordinance that could lead to the creation of a countywide citizens’ police review board.

The legislation allows for County Councilman DeWitt Walton (D-Hill District) and Paul Klein (D-Point Breeze) to hold up to four meetings to gather info that will later be used to create the review board.

Thursday, July 12, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Airport activism for transparency largely confined to social media

Airport activism for transparency largely confined to social media

Nearly 150 people were interested according to Facebook. 15 said they were going. 

But only two actually showed up Tuesday night to voice their concerns of a planned renovation of Pittsburgh International Airport to Allegheny County Council. 

The “speak out” was organized David Allinder, a Pittsburgh resident who runs a publishing company based in Wheeling, WV. 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Two candidates in, one deciding, for open race to fill Mustio’s seat

Two candidates in, one deciding, for open race to fill Mustio’s seat

Long-time Republican Allegheny County representative Mark Mustio is retiring this year, triggering an open race for his long red district among a slew of other senior GOP retirements. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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