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File #: 2010-0235    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 3/16/2010 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Effective date:    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article Seven, Organization, Chapter 160, Investigations of Police Conduct, by adding language.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2010-0235.doc, 2. 2010-0235 Version 2.doc
Title
Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article Seven, Organization, Chapter 160, Investigations of Police Conduct, by adding language.


Body
Whereas, the residents of the City of Pittsburgh by referendum established the Citizens Police Civilian Review Board; and,

Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh through Ordinance established the Citizens Police Civilian Review Board, its rules and purpose; and,

Whereas, The Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) is an independent agency set up to investigate citizen complaints about improper police conduct: and

Whereas, The Citizen Police Review Board Investigates and issues a report to the Pittsburgh Chief of Police concerning incidents of possible Police misconduct: and,

Whereas, The Citizen Police Review Board will provide the Chief of Police with an independent perspective of any investigated accusation of police misconduct.


Be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article Seven, Organization, Chapter 160, Investigations of Police Conduct is hereby supplemented as follows:

CHAPTER 160: INVESTIGATIONS OF POLICE CONDUCT
ยง 160.02 Bureau of Police to comply with Citizens Police Review Board
a) The administration of the City of Pittsburgh and all sworn members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, will comply with the provisions of the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six Conduct, Article VI Citizen Police Review Board, Chapter 661, Chapter 662.
b) The Citizen Police Review Board shall conduct an investigation into any incident involving the use of force by a Pittsburgh police officer that results in death or serious injury to a person or persons and render findings and recommendations to the Chief of Police in an expedited manner.
i) The Chief of Police will not enter a final disposition on a personnel action arising from such incident unti...

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