The mother of the man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through the South Side ending with police shooting into his car has filed a civil rights lawsuit.
An abbreviated meeting of the Pittsburgh Citizens Police Review Board took place Tuesday night.
Pittsburgh’s Independent Citizen Police Review Board is set to meet this evening. They are expected to discuss two recent incidents involving police officers’ actions that are being reviewed.
Allegheny County’s top prosecutor says he has concerns about the way Pittsburgh Police handled the case that ended in the shooting death of a Larimer woman on New Year’s Eve.
Two entirely different police incidents are now under review by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, the Citizens Police Review Board and the Pittsburgh Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.
Friends and family remembered the woman killed in a murder-suicide with a vigil and launch of a campaign for new 911 response laws.
A woman calls 911, police respond but leave the scene before ever talking to her, the results are tragic. It happened on New Year’s Eve in Larimer when Ka’Sandra Wade called for help. It also happened on Feb. 2, 1988, on Thomas Boulevard in Point Breeze when a woman was raped by an intruder after she called emergency dispatch for help.
On New Year’s Eve, two officers were summoned to a house in Larimer after a woman called 911 asking for help, but they left when a man came to the window and said things were okay.
Ka’Sandra Wade called 911 the day before she was found, but the line was disconnected before police could speak to her. Two officers responded to the call, but left after 10 minutes.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating itself after a murder-suicide incident that took place New Year’s Day.
A man wanted in connection with a murder in Larimer took his own life during a standoff in Point Breeze Wednesday morning.