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.
A total of 99 citations were given out Monday morning at Pittsburgh City Hall and this time, it was police officers who were receiving them.
Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper says there’s a criminal element at times to youth football in the city. “The dice games, the gambling that was occurring around these events and that has to stop,” he said.
It’s been over a year since three people were caught in the crossfire at a youth football game in Homewood. Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper immediately put new regulations into place. But now, he says many of those rules aren’t being followed.
The Pittsburgh Police Chief is warning city youth football coaches to get their act together or he will shut down the league. In a letter sent to coaches Monday, Chief Harper outlined problems at a youth football game in Homewood September 17.
Pittsburgh police and downtown business owners are declaring victory against street level drug dealers. Police arrested more than 40 drug dealers since Tuesday in what is being called “Operation Stink Bug.”
A recent string of deadly shootings prompted Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper to address the violence during a news conference today at Pittsburgh Police Headquarters.