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Judge stays ruling on Pittsburgh police residency during appeal

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Monday, July 14, 2014, 6:15 p.m.
 

An Allegheny County judge agreed Monday to postpone the effect of a ruling that would permit Pittsburgh police to live in the suburbs until after the city exhausts its options to appeal.

Common Pleas Judge Robert J. Colville granted a stay in his decision to affirm an arbitration panel ruling that said officers may live within outside the city's boundaries as long as they stay within 25 air miles of Downtown, according to Tim McNulty, spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto.

The city is appealing the ruling to Commonwealth Court.

Arbitrators in March sided with Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge 1, which has argued for years that officers should be permitted to live outside city limits. Attorneys for the city appealed to Colville, contending that the panel exceeded its authority and had no jurisdiction in the case. The city's Home Rule Charter requires all employees to live in Pittsburgh.

Colville upheld the arbitrators' decision. The FOP previously said it is confident the decision will hold up during an appeal.

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