PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 9, 2021) -- The City of Pittsburgh's Public Safety Department is aware of social media rumors and media reports of possible actions and/or protests in the city in the days leading up to the Presidential inauguration in Washington D.C.
"As is always the case, Public Safety is preparing with our law enforcement partners at the local, state and federal levels for any and all events in the city," Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said. "While we cannot discuss specific preparations, I have personally been in regular contact with law enforcement in order to continuously monitor the situation and prepare. We will ensure Public Safety."
In addition, if city officials determine that any City of Pittsburgh employees participated in Wednesday's deadly insurrection in the national's capital, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.