Police-Community Relations

Hundreds Participate In Allegheny County Labor Council’s May Day MarchHundreds of people marched across the Smithfield Street Bridge and through the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh Friday night.
Pittsburgh's Top Cop Says Police Have To Be More Transparent, Better CommunicatorsPittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay wants to see his department return to the original roots of police.
Police: Cited Bystander Got Too Close To Scene Of Possible Armed Suspect's ArrestKimberly Bracken rides her bike regularly on the North Side, but Saturday's ride was anything but regular.
5K For Peace Preceded By Homewood ShootingWith a bright sun shining over, Homewood residents took to the street in force, with members of Pittsburgh’s Police force.
Pittsburgh Police Chief Received Warmly In Homewood, Promises Police ReformsPittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay was enthusiastically welcomed to a church in Homewood Thursday night for a public meeting on police-community relations.
New Chief Faces Pittsburgh Police Bureau In CrisisCameron McLay will take the reins of a police bureau in crisis, rocked by scandal that sent the last chief to jail, and suffering from strained community relations and a rising homicide rate.
Team Building Event Aims To Build Trust Between Police, Local KidsA unique event was held Thursday, aimed at winning back local kids' trust of police.
Officer Involved In Teacher’s Controversial Arrest ReassignedThe arrest of a local teacher outside of a community meeting in Homewood led to protests outside the Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 station. The charges were eventually dropped, but now the police officer involved in the arrest has been reassigned to desk duty.
D.A. Drops Charges Against Teacher Arrested Outside Community MeetingTeacher Dennis Henderson was relieved to hear the news the charges against him, in a case that generated widespread community attention, have been withdrawn for now.
Protestors Demand Charges Be Dropped Against Arrested TeacherIt was initially a meeting about how to improve community relations with police. However, the opposite happened when a Pittsburgh school teacher was arrested last week.
Teacher, Officer Encounter In Homewood Prompts Another Police-Community Relations MeetingIt was a meeting about how to improve community relations with police, but the opposite happened when a Pittsburgh school teacher had an encounter with an officer.
Teacher Arrested In Homewood; Community Activists Accuse Police Of OverreactingAbout two dozen people gathered Wednesday night outside the Pittsburgh Zone 5 Police Station after an incident on Kelly Street in Homewood where there was a meeting of a group called the Community Empowerment Association.