Pittsburgh Expands List of Calls Requiring Officer Response

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Pittsburgh police will respond in person to every call for simple assault, harassment or terrorism threats under new limits imposed yesterday on the types of complaints that responders are allowed to handle only by phone, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Public safety director Wendell Hissrich made the adjustments after a closed-door City Council briefing on the police bureau’s response practices.

Police Chief Cameron McLay ordered last month that officers, under select circumstances, could refuse to send officers to . . .

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