Pittsburgh Mayor Fires 5 Police Officers For In-Custody Death Of Suspect

Pittsburgh, PA – Five Pittsburgh police officers were fired on Wednesday for allegedly violating police procedure and protocols in connection with the death of a suspect who was repeatedly tased while resisting arrest in 2021.

Three additional Pittsburgh Police Department (PPD) officers involved in the incident will be reinstated after they complete retraining, KDKA reported.

The five fired officers will be given the option to retire, and all eight involved officers have the right to appeal the disciplinary action within the next two weeks.

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