Two men who were arrested in connection with a controversial online rap video that threatens the lives of police officers were sentenced Thursday afternoon.
It has been four years, since three Pittsburgh Police officers were shot and killed in Stanton Heights.
The self-described lifelong friend of convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski is now in jail.
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.
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.
Crews have torn down the Stanton Heights home where convicted murderer Richard Poplawski shot and killed three Pittsburgh Police officers.
The Stanton Heights home where three Pittsburgh police officers were shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute in April of 2009 is set to be demolished Monday, bringing down a painful reminder for the community.
The home in Stanton Heights where three Pittsburgh Police officers were shot and killed in 2009 was sold at a sheriff’s sale Monday morning.
The house where three Pittsburgh police officers were shot and killed during a standoff in 2009 will go up for sheriff’s sale on Monday.
As the man facing death for killing three Pittsburgh police officers was back in court this week, prosecutors released evidence never before made public about Richard Poplawski’s past.
Convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski was in court on Tuesday to be sentenced on other charges stemming from the the tragic 2009 incident in Stanton Heights.
Richard Poplawski’s home in Stanton Heights was scheduled to be put up for sheriff’s sale on Tuesday, but the auction has been rescheduled.
Family, friends and community members gathered at Osceola Park in Bloomfield today for an annual street hockey tournament to honor a fallen hero.