TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh council to consider bill to pay $10,000 for review of police moonlighting policies

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Related Stories

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, March 25, 2013, 5:21 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday will consider paying former Washington County District Attorney Steven Toprani $10,000 to review the Pittsburgh Police Bureau's policies for officers who moonlight or own businesses not regulated by the department.

Submitted by the city Law Department, council is scheduled to introduce the bill on Tuesday and take a final vote in two weeks.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl called for the review on Feb. 8 upon learning then-Chief Nate Harper partnered with four subordinates in forming the private security firm Diverse Public Safety Consultants LLC. Ravenstahl said he chose Toprani, 34, of Monongahela, an attorney with the Downtown firm Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, based on his experience investigating police corruption while serving as district attorney from 2007-11.

Ravenstahl asked for and received Harper's resignation on Feb. 20. On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted Harper on five federal charges of failing to file tax returns and diverting public money into private accounts for his own use. His attorney has indicated he plans to plead guilty.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Experts warn Kane’s Haiti trip might jeopardize any case from 2014 wiretap
  2. Penguins notebook: Czech rookie Simon getting familiar with surroundings
  3. Pirates, Marlins in talks to play 2016 game in Puerto Rico
  4. A-K Valley high school football notebook: New quarterbacks set to make debuts
  5. Five taken to hospitals after school bus-SUV crash in Washington Township
  6. McKeesport teen killed by school bus on Eden Park Boulevard
  7. Bubble players get last chance to impress Steelers
  8. Steelers accomplish mission to get younger, faster on defense
  9. Pirates notebook: McCutchen takes NL Player of the Month for 4th time
  10. Alcoa putting $60M into Upper Burrell tech center expansion
  11. French investigators confirm airplane wing part is from Flight 370