Here’s a round up of some of Tuesday’s top news stories from the KDKA Afternoon News.
Trips to police conventions, trips to a police memorial, police shields and a fallen police officer’s car loan are some of the purchases being scrutinized by investigators.
A city councilman is now calling on Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to put Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper on a leave of absence.
Just a day after the FBI seized documents from Pittsburgh Police Headquarters, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is reacting to the federal investigation.
FBI agents removed boxes of documents from the Pittsburgh police headquarters Tuesday afternoon.
Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper is coming under more scrutiny after an outside business interest is questioned.
Despite media reports, Pittsburgh Police officials say Chief Nate Harper is not on a leave of absence. The fact that he hasn’t been in the office this week, and is being investigated by a federal grand jury, has been fueling speculation.
The KDKA Investigators have confirmed that a federal grand jury is investigating Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper’s role in the awarding of a contract to a security company that may or may not have been qualified to receive that contract.
New details are coming out about the hostage situation that unfolded in Gateway Three in Downtown Pittsburgh Friday. Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper says the suspect, 22-year-old Klein Thaxton, began his journey at 3 a.m. He is a resident of a three-quarter house in the Beechview area.
For the second day, Jordan Miles’ attorneys were unsuccessful at getting Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper to testify Miles was improperly arrested and beaten in January 2010.
Attorneys for Jordan Miles continue to make the case that their client was brutally beaten by officers Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte and David Sisak and is suffering long-term effects from the incident.
A local grand jury will investigate the shooting at Western Psych earlier this year where two people died.
A North Side man claims he was assaulted by Pittsburgh Police after being pulled over for “minor traffic violations.”
A man is suing Pittsburgh police claiming he was brutalized and stopped for what his lawyers call, “driving while black.”
Police used surveillance video in an effort called Operation Clean Sweep to help rid the Hill District of drug activity.