Bagpipes played “Amazing Grace” at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center in Ross Township where the life of Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Jim Ecker was celebrated, rather than mourned.
A famed local defense attorney died Wednesday after spending decades working one sensational case after another.
The four men who are facing charges in a fatal beating in Armstrong County went before a magistrate today. The incident happened over St. Partick’s Day weekend, and today their lawyers said it was self-defense.
A judge was ready to throw the book at a former city police officer and his lawyers for holding a news conference while under house arrest. However, the testimony of a probation officer may have kept a number of people out of jail today.
The Pittsburgh police officer accused of offering legal assistance in exchange for sexual favors was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.
A Pittsburgh police officer accused of soliciting sexual favors from women in exchange for legal help has been released from the Allegheny County Jail.
Michael Johns, a veteran of 17 years with the Pittsburgh Police Department, resigned today. “I resigned today because I have a lot of charges against me and I want to spend my time and attention to defend myself,” he told KDKA-TV.
A veteran Pittsburgh police officer accused of operating a prostitution service is speaking out. Michael Johns, of Brookline, is also accused of taking women to buy drugs.
A man accused of kidnapping two women was in court. Burton Robert Gibson, 27, faced one of his accusers today. His former co-worker claims he beat her up before choking her and tying her up with a shoestring.