Pittsburgh Police Zone 2 Commander Eric Holmes said Friday night that there would be an increased police presence in the Hill District neighborhood in the aftermath of this week’s fatal shooting of a 17-year-old.
A plan to send extra off-duty officers to patrol Pittsburgh’s South Side has been cut out. Some bar and restaurant owners want to change the way off-duty security details are handled in the South Side.
Some residents and business owners on Pittsburgh’s South Side feel the stepped up police patrols in their neighborhood are negatively affecting the wrong people.
Police increased their presence on Pittsburgh’s South Side Friday night as part of the city’s plan to cut down on petty crime and chaos in a neighborhood that’s known for late-night partying.
It’s often considered the nightlife hub of Pittsburgh, but the South Side is plagued by problems at night. Now though, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has laid out a plan to restore safety for business owners and residents.
A police officer was injured in a motorcycle accident this morning along Route 51 in Overbrook.
Every holiday season police are out in force cracking down on impaired drivers. This year, in addition to DUI patrols and checkpoints, they are doing something else.