Office of Mayor William Peduto
Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB)

Function

The Citizen Police Review Board is an independent agency set up to investigate citizen complaints about improper police conduct. The CPRB is made up of seven appointed by City Council and the Mayor. Board members serve a four-year term.

Governing Documents

Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter, Article 2, Sec. 228-230 (1997)
Pittsburgh Code Title Six “Conduct,” Article VI “Citizen Police Review Board,” Ch. 661-662 (1997)
CPRB Rules and Operating Procedures (1998)

Appointment Guidelines

7 members - All appointed by Mayor of Pittsburgh

  • 4 are nominees from City Council
  • If one of those 4 seats are vacant, Council nominates 3, Mayor appoints one of them
  • 2 are law enforcement professionals (LEP)

Members

Last Name First Name Term Expires Appointed By
Lucas Darby Emma 10/31/15 Mayor
Brown Joe 10/31/13 Council
Waters Thomas 10/31/15 Council
Norman* Ralph 10/31/15 Mayor
Roberts Leshonda 10/31/13 Mayor
McClellan* Karen 10/31/13 Council
Homick Paul 10/31/13 Council

* Law Enforcement Professional (LEP)

Residency Requirements

  • Must be a resident of the City of Pittsburgh
  • No felony or misdemeanor convictions
  • Vacant LEP seat must have an LEP appointee
    • LEP cannot be a sworn, active duty police officer

Compensation

None. ($5/meeting reimbursement for parking or transportation)

Meetings

Fourth Tuesday of every month, except August and November (November and December meetings are combined and occur on the first Tuesday of December).

See also http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cprb/html/meeting_schedule.html

Contact Information

412-765-8023

Website

http://cprbpgh.org

The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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