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Thursday, October 25, 2007

[PA] Pittsburgh Councilman Peduto wants amendments to proposed policy

Pittsburgh City Councilman William Peduto suggested a series of amendments Tuesday that he believes would create a zero tolerance policy for city police officers accused of domestic violence...

Zero tolerance urged for abuse for Pittsburgh police
By The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
...Peduto said the proposed amendments -- including one that requires any officer who is the subject of a domestic violence or protection from abuse investigation to immediately surrender his service weapon -- are based on national best practice models from the International Association of Chiefs of Police... (Full article)

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  1. Zero tolerance urged for abuse for Pittsburgh police
    By The Tribune-Review
    Wednesday, October 24, 2007

    Pittsburgh City Councilman William Peduto suggested a series of amendments Tuesday that he believes would create a zero tolerance policy for city police officers accused of domestic violence.

    Peduto said the proposed amendments -- including one that requires any officer who is the subject of a domestic violence or protection from abuse investigation to immediately surrender his service weapon -- are based on national best practice models from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

    The suggested amendments follow a public hearing last week when women's groups urged City Council to strengthen a proposed domestic violence policy that is scheduled for a preliminary vote today.

    The amendments suggested by Peduto also would:

    = Add language that recognizes the danger of child abuse and domestic violence against all family members, not just the police officer's intimate partner.

    = Require the city to maintain personnel records of Police Bureau employees for 10 years after they leave the job.

    = Require any officer involved in a protection from abuse proceeding to immediately notify his or her immediate supervisor.

    = Prohibit anyone with a protection from abuse order from being admitted to the training academy and require the Civilian Police Review Board to investigate all complaints of domestic violence involving a police officer. Any officer accused of domestic violence would not be eligible for promotion until the investigation is completed.

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_534229.html

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