Rabb bill would protect people in police custody from sexual assault

Rabb bill would protect people in police custody from sexual assault

Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) is pushing to close a loophole that he says exposes citizens to sexual assault while in police custody.

“Police officers are supposed to use their authoritative power to protect the public, not prey on the innocent,” Rabb said. “I find it ludicrous that this major oversight in our legal system has received such minor attention. Everyone has rights and no one deserves this type of mistreatment, no matter what your criminal history.”

Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
House committee renews push for local police radar law

House committee renews push for local police radar law

Get pulled over by a local police officer in Pennsylvania and you can be sure of at least one thing – you weren’t caught speeding by a radar gun.

That’s because in the Commonwealth, radar timing devices can be only used by the state police. Pennsylvania is the only state that prohibits municipal police from using radar, and Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) is the latest in a long succession of lawmakers who want that to change.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh council moves forward with multi-million police contract to locate gun crimes

Pittsburgh council moves forward with multi-million police contract to locate gun crimes

Pittsburgh City Council Wednesday tentatively approved over $3.3 million in funding to expand a program to track gun shots in the city

Council also approved a public hearing to go over a bill passed in 2016 that created a landlord registry for city landowners.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Sen. Vulakovich hopes to have PA jump on board the National Blue Alert System train

Sen. Vulakovich hopes to have PA jump on board the National Blue Alert System train

Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) has introduced the "blue alert" bill. This bill would activate an emergency alert response to the nearby public for any incident involving the endangerment, injury or death of a law enforcement officer and the suspect involved.

Friday, March 9, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
City contracts, police retirement spark pointed conversations on Pittsburgh city council

City contracts, police retirement spark pointed conversations on Pittsburgh city council

At a meeting Wednesday, Pittsburgh city council addressed a tax code clean up, followed up on a bill to support developing entrepreneurs, and addressed the city police’s mandatory retirement age. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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