Pittsburgh Police
1:33 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Police Probing Ravenstahl Bodyguard's Hours

Pittsburgh police say they're reviewing the timecard records of an officer who formerly worked as a bodyguard for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, and who testified against the mayor before a federal grand jury earlier this year.

At that time, the attorney for Fred Crawford said the investigation will eventually show that tax dollars were "wasted so the mayor could have a designated driver ... while he went out to bars."

That attorney, Robert Stewart, didn't return a call for comment Tuesday on the newest information about Crawford provided by acting Chief Regina McDonald.

She says the Office of Municipal Investigations will try to determine why some of Crawford's timecard entries don't jibe. For example, Crawford allegedly recorded 15.5 hours overtime for one day, then 13 hours for the same day on another time card.

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