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File #: 2010-0711    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/6/2010 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: Final action: 8/2/2010
Enactment date: 8/2/2010 Enactment #: 24
Effective date: 8/2/2010    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six: Conduct, Article VI: Citizen Police Review Board.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle, Patrick Dowd, Douglas Shields
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2010-0711.docx, 2. 2010-0711 VERSION 2.doc, 3. 2010-0711 VERSION 3.doc, 4. 2010-0711 VERSION 4.doc
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six: Conduct, Article VI: Citizen Police Review Board.

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The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh City Code is hereby amended at Title Six: Conduct, Article VI: Citizen Police Review Board, by amending Chapters 661 FINDING AND POLICY and 662, Citizen Police Review Board, as follows:

ยง 661.01 DEFINITIONS

(a) MISCONDUCT. As used in this Article is defined to mean and include any alleged improper or illegal acts, omissions or decisions directly affecting the person or property of a natural person by reason of:
(1) A violation of any general, standing or special orders or guidelines of the Police Bureau or the Department of Public Safety; or
(2) A violation of any federal law, state law or the Pittsburgh Code;
(3) Any act otherwise evidencing improper or unbecoming conduct by a police officer employed by the City of Pittsburgh.

(b) BOARD. As used in this Article is defined to mean the Citizen Police Review Board established pursuant to sections 228230 of the City of Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter.

(c) DIVERSITY. As used in this Article is defined to mean the rich mixture of people who inhabit the City of Pittsburgh in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap, disability, and economic status.

(d) LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL. As used in this Article shall include, but not be limited to, police officers employed by any local, state or federal governmental entity, including municipal authorities, sheriffs or sheriffs deputies, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Marshals, employees of the U.S. Attorney's office, employees of a state attorney general's office, employees of a county District Attorney's office, corrections officers, detention officers, jailguards or other prison employees.

(e) LAW ENFORCEM...

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