Citizen Police Review Board http://wesa.fm en Police Review Board Still in Need of Members But Hopeful About New Administration http://wesa.fm/post/police-review-board-still-need-members-hopeful-about-new-administration <p>Pittsburgh’s Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) has recently been criticized for its lack of effectiveness, but despite having three empty board seats and a mayor and city council who are taking a long time to fill the posts, the board feels it is getting a lot of work done.</p><p>Many of the current board members were never officially appointed.</p><p>“On October 31<sup>st</sup> the terms expired. Nobody was succeeded by appointment as of December 31<sup>st</sup>, so 30 days had lapsed and they were automatically retained in their seats and then what happened was individuals moved. They relocated and were then disqualified from continuing with the board which created the two city council vacancies,” said Beth Pittinger, CPRB’s Executive Director. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:34:37 +0000 Jess Lasky 26133 at http://wesa.fm Police Review Board Still in Need of Members But Hopeful About New Administration Police Chief: Proposal for Training, Partnership Program 'Improper' http://wesa.fm/post/police-chief-proposal-training-partnership-program-improper <p>Tensions ran high Tuesday as members of Pittsburgh City Council met to wrestle with the issue of community-police relations.</p><p>Up for discussion were three bills sponsored by Councilman Ricky Burgess, one of which would authorize the city to spend up to $150,000 on a police-community partnership program called <a href="http://unleashingrespectproject.org/">Unleashing Respect Project</a>, or URP.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:30:18 +0000 Liz Reid 18574 at http://wesa.fm Citizens Police Review Board Could Weigh in on Rules Before Implementation http://wesa.fm/post/citizens-police-review-board-could-weigh-rules-implementation <p>Pittsburgh City Council gave unanimous preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow the Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) to review police regulations before they're implemented, rather than afterward.</p><p>The measure, sponsored by Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess, will be put to a final vote on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:40:07 +0000 Noah Brode 9598 at http://wesa.fm