By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police announced Monday that they have launched a website for the public to monitor progress on police reform changes suggested by Mayor Bill Peduto’s Community Task Force on Police Reform.
The website lists goals for improvement including but not limited to:
- eliminating racial disparities
- reimagining policing
- community engagement
- transparency and accountability
- use of force changes
- use of tear gas and other methods of crowd control
Along with these objectives, police list the task force’s recommended actions, steps already taken by police, planned steps by police, and the anticipated timeline for achieving goals.READ MORE: Mayor Peduto: Police Reform Taskforce’s Report Will Be ‘Guiding Influence’ For Policing Changes
Police say several action items have already been completed, such as a Use of Force policy that was revised on Jan. 5 of this year.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto assembled the task force in June of 2020, and they released their final report in October of last year.
Pittsburgh Police say that the website will increase transparency into the bureau’s actions.MORE NEWS: Mayor Peduto Says He Hopes Newly-Formed Police Reform Task Force Creates ‘Real, Sustained Change’