There have been a number of police-involved shootings in our area lately. Officers say it’s never an easy decision and they only use that type of force when absolutely necessary.
Two entirely different police incidents are now under review by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, the Citizens Police Review Board and the Pittsburgh Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.
There are new details on a controversial music video that was produced in our area and posted to YouTube. Authorities put extra police on duty Friday night at Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 station in Highland Park.
A rap video, made locally and posted on YouTube, is getting a lot of attention. Some people say it goes too far because the lyrics talk about killing police officers. The video, which was taken down late Thursday, references Richard Poplawski, the man convicted of in the shooting deaths of three Pittsburgh police officers in Stanton Heights in 2009. Now, police are taking precautions.
Rap videos are sometimes offensive and sometimes outrageous, but one controversial video is now getting local attention and many say it goes too far.
A new study shows that more police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2011 nationwide than in years past, and it’s something Western Pennsylvanians know all too well.
Members of a local community are mourning the loss of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty Sunday night.
The suspect in a shooting that left one officer dead and another injured was shot and killed during a standoff at his home Monday morning.
Two East Washington police officers were shot during a traffic stop along Route 70 around 11 p.m. Sunday. One of the officers has died, while the other remains in critical condition.
Authorities in Washington County are investigating following what is believed to have been a police-involved shooting in the City of Washington late Sunday night.
Hazmat crews were called to a building in Bellevue this morning.
They put their lives on the line for their towns every day and night, but police officers in the Mon Valley can’t make a living wage.