Regina McDonald http://wesa.fm en 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 Top Pittsburgh Police Brass Go Before Grand Jury http://wesa.fm/post/top-pittsburgh-police-brass-go-grand-jury <p>The city&#39;s two highest-ranking police officials appeared Wednesday to testify before a federal grand jury believed to be investigating the mayor&#39;s use of police-issued bodyguards and other matters.</p><p>Acting police Chief Regina McDonald and Deputy Chief Paul Donaldson entered the grand jury room at about 9 a.m. and left about two hours later, declining to offer specifics.</p><p>&quot;Can&#39;t tell you anything,&quot; McDonald said as she left. &quot;We&#39;re not permitted to talk.&quot;</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:31:03 +0000 The Associated Press 18227 at http://wesa.fm