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Pittsburgh police won't send officers to certain emergency calls, will redirect to telephone unit
Stephen Sorace
February 27, 2024·2 min read
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Pittsburgh police won't send officers to certain emergency calls, will redirect to telephone unit
Police officers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will no longer respond to lower-priority calls that the bureau says do not require an in-person response, and will instead redirect them to its Telephone Reporting Unit.

Officers will still respond to "in-progress emergencies," where a person may need medical aid, domestic disputes, calls with evidence or where the Mobile Crime Unit will be requested to process a scene, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police said in a statement announcing the changes.

The Telephone Reporting Unit will field calls for theft, harassment, criminal mischief and burglary alarms, WPXI-TV reported.

https://news.yahoo.com/pittsburgh-police-wont-send-officers-162455158.html
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Another glowing success for "defund the police." *****rollingeyes*****
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Pittsburgh is now facing crippling police shortage. The department is no longer responding to 911 calls for robberies, harassment, or theft.
A suburb of Pittsburgh, Verona, now has **𝗭𝗘𝗥𝗢** police officers on duty at night.

https://twitter.com/EndWokeness/status/1783958829387948535
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Pittsburgh is now facing crippling police shortage. The department is no longer responding to 911 calls for robberies, harassment, or theft.
A suburb of Pittsburgh, Verona, now has **𝗭𝗘𝗥𝗢** police officers on duty at night.

https://twitter.com/EndWokeness/status/1783958829387948535

Have they figured out yet who's to blame for this?

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Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey was busy shepherding Joe Biden around a Sheetz gas station the other day. Too busy to worry about policing in his city. Verona is down the river a bit but still in the same county, a working class community. Not sure what its problem is.
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This just in from Verona, Pa.: Shortage of local police, 2 violent crimes have Verona residents on edge.
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... The crimes — an assault near popular Cribbs Field and an armed robbery on the 700 block of Maple Street — have residents nervous and borough officials trying to hire more police.

Instead of borough police, state police responded to the assault from their Coraopolis police station nearly 30 miles away, Verona Borough Manager Stefanie Woolford said.

Hours later, the armed robbery occurred. Home doorbell video footage shows several people robbing a home on Maple Street, then driving away.

Local officers weren’t informed until the next day, according to Allegheny County Police, who’ve since taken over the investigation. ...
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Mountaineer posted above:
"This just in from Verona, Pa.: Shortage of local police, 2 violent crimes have Verona residents on edge."

Sounds like it's time for the formation of a "citizen's police" to handle these matters on their own...
(and I do not post this in jest...)

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Mountaineer posted above:
"This just in from Verona, Pa.: Shortage of local police, 2 violent crimes have Verona residents on edge."

Sounds like it's time for the formation of a "citizen's police" to handle these matters on their own...
(and I do not post this in jest...)

I applaud the spirit of the post, just who in their right mind would volunteer in an area where judges are liberal and would throw you under the jail for what was considered just punishment years ago. Town is 96% white... wonder the makeup of the criminals (judging by the FB page by the dept, the usual).
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Have they figured out yet who's to blame for this?

Like the Chicago mayor did, I’m sure Pittsburgh’s problems will be blamed by right wingers
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