The outgoing Mayor is barely seen or heard from these days, but Wednesday he made a rare public appearance in South Side.
Two high-ranking officials were called to testify as part of an ongoing Grand Jury investigation Wednesday morning.
In 2009, SWAT was deployed 96 times. In 2010, that number jumped to 120 deployments and last year SWAT was called out 145 times. That increase has the police brass looking at whether the tactical unit is being called out too often.
After the death penalty verdict was read for Richard Poplawski, more than 100 police officers cheered for the jurors and Judge Jeffrey Manning in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse.
It was just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday when word spread that the jury in the trial of Richard Poplawski had reached a verdict.