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“Our officers are working shoulder to shoulder with the residents, the community leaders and business owners down here on the South Side,” the sergeant in charge of the patrol unit said
“Agencies putting more efforts into relationships with the community are going to see positive things, like improvements in the clearance rates,” a criminal justice expert said
The suspect fled the original scene of the incident after dropping a handgun in his backseat and attempting to reach for it
One oversight board member fears that changing department structure may cause officers to “jump ship,” leaving the force with even fewer officers
“It’s a testament to the great work our law enforcement partners have done in thwarting what was obviously, to me and to us, a direct threat to the students of University Prep,” Chief Larry Scirotto said
The street crime unit will conduct community engagement, but also focus on enforcement and consequences for violent criminals
Detectives Sean Stumpf and Mike Slatcoff were honored for their actions during a manhunt for the fugitive who killed Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire
“We did give him every opportunity to surrender,” Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Larry Scirotto said