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Psychiatric Clinic Gunman Killed By Campus Officer

March 8, 2012
A campus police officer fatally shot a man who opened fire at a University of Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic today in a shooting that left two people dead and seven other injured.

SHOT Show 2012: Safariland Honors Five Officers

January 18, 2012
Safariland honored five officers at SHOT Show today and inducted them into their Saves Club for surviving harrowing encounters with the help of gear from the body armor and police products maker.

Pittsburgh Pays Attorneys $62K for $269 Stun-Gun Award

October 21, 2011
The Pittsburgh City Council has agreed to pay $62,000 in attorney fees to a man awarded $269 by a federal jury who ruled police were wrong to use a stun gun on him.

Veteran Pittsburgh Cop Allegedly Operated a Prostitution Service

August 30, 2011
Officer Michael Johns, a 16-year veteran of the force, allegedly rented vehicles for the prostitutes, allowed them to inject heroin in his house, and paid for online ads promoting their work.

Carjacking Suspect Told Pa. Cop He Was Filming Batman Movie

August 1, 2011
After a Pittsburgh Police detective turned the tables on a suspect attempting to carjack him, the man claimed it was all part of a new Batman movie he was filming.

Poplawski Gets Death for Killing 3 Pittsburgh Officers

June 29, 2011
A jury gave Richard Poplawski a death sentence for the ambush killing of three Pittsburgh Police officers two years ago. The panel of seven men and five women brought in from Dauphin County announced their decision at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Jurors Consider Death for Poplawski, After Guilty Verdict

June 27, 2011
Deputy District Attorney Mark V. Tranquilli urged jurors to give Richard Poplawski the death penalty for gunning down three Pittsburgh Police officers in a hail of gunfire at his home in April 2009.

Poplawski's Vest Stopped Police Rounds

June 23, 2011
One of Officer Mayhle's eight, .40-caliber rounds was recovered from Poplawski's vest. Investigators also matched casings found inside the home with Mayhle's service weapon.

Pittsburgh Ambush Trial: Poplawski Confessed In Phone Calls

June 22, 2011
Richard Poplawski admitted in phone calls to a friend and 911 dispatchers he was killing police officers at his home, witnesses testified Tuesday in his capital murder trial.

Trial Begins In Killing of Three Pittsburgh Officers

June 20, 2011
Deputy District Attorney Mark V. Tranquilli told Dauphin County jurors he expected the trial to last about two weeks, and said the case was about "fallen heroes and potentially fallen heroes."

Pittsburgh Squad and Ambulance Collide

May 16, 2011
Pittsburgh Police are investigating two cruiser crashes over the weekend, including one patrol car's collision with an ambulance as both were responding to a fatal shooting.

Video: Pittsburgh Police Reviewing Force Used On Fan

April 12, 2011
In a clip posted to YouTube of the arrest, Detective Francis Rende and Officer Jeffrey LaBella are seen striking Ashley several times before taking him to the ground and handcuffing him. The officers had attempted to TASER Ashley, who than assumed a fighting stance.

21st Century Riot Control Tools

November 29, 2010

A few weeks before last year's G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, anarchists and agitators cringed as they read about heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new riot control technologies that would supposedly make their debut during the economic summit.

ACLU Sues Pittsburgh PD, Alleges G-20 Misconduct

September 21, 2010
At a news conference, ACLU officials said police used excessive force while making arrests, needlessly used pepper spray on people and shot them with non-lethal rounds filled with pepper spray.

Vacationing Pittsburgh Officer Charged With Stealing Harry Potter Merch

August 17, 2010
A Pittsburgh police officer will face disciplinary action when he returns from a Florida vacation for allegedly stealing $300 worth of Harry Potter merchandise from Universal Studios Orlando.

Pittsburgh Police Ambush: One Year Later

April 12, 2010
As in Oakland, Pittsburgh police have had a very rough year, grieving and recovering from the murders of three fellow officers. All the while, continuing to serve and protect the citizens of Pittsburgh as the professionals they are.

Trial Date Set For Pittsburgh Cop Killer

April 7, 2010
The man accused of killing three Pittsburgh officers a year ago will be tried on a multitude of charges beginning Oct. 12 over the objections of the attorney assigned to defend him, an Allegheny County judge has ruled.

Pittsburgh Officer Fought For Her Life Before Shooting Robbery Suspect

February 21, 2010
Pittsburgh Police Officer Janine Triolo survived a physical attack from a robbery suspect by shooting him in the chest, after his own weapon jammed when he pointed it at her face.

Multiple Felon Attacked Pittsburgh Officer Prior to Shooting

February 18, 2010
A three-year Pittsburgh police officer is recovering from an attack where she suffered a broken nose, a concussion, and facial lacerations during a physical confrontation that resulted in her shooting a suspect with an extensive criminal record.

Pittsburgh PD Uses Text Messaging During G-20 Protest

October 1, 2009
Part of the story of how the department kept protests from getting too unruly can be told by explaining a new text-messaging technology to share information about protester activities instantly within its own command structure, as well as with outside agencies.
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