Pittsburgh Expands List of Calls Requiring Officer Response

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Pittsburgh cops will respond in person to every call for simple assault, harassment or terrorist threats under new limits imposed yesterday on the types of complaints that responders are allowed to handle only by phone."The risk in crimes against persons is concerning,” said Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. “My concern is, where is the guidance for the call takers to define simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats . . .

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