Police Issues and Initiatives

Know Your Rights when Engaging With the Police.

Check out our various B-PEP initiated ordinances and bills, and download our "You and the Police" brochure!


B-pep press conference announcing new "You and the Police" brochure


Press conference on Recommendations for Police


B-PEP CHAIR & CEO, along with Citizen Police Review Board Director, Beth Pittinger, led the effort, working with area police, to update and expand the YOU & THE POLICE brochure


Learn more about B-PEP’s numerous recommendations to improve policing in the Pittsburgh area and beyond


National Initiative for Building Trust 2018 Interim Status Report


Update Reports from the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police


B-PEP letters sent to area politicians and police officials regarding the death of Antwon Michael Rose II


B-PEP has partnered with the city and county in support of bills and ordinances designed to make interactions with police and law enforcement safer, and better.


Ordinance No. 26

Introduced February 2, 2010

Committee: Public Safety Services

Status: Passed


See attached PDF for Police Review September 2018 Report

Presentation on Procedural Justice in Policy and Practice


Letter to Governor Tom Wolfe

Full packet of information regarding Antwon Michael Rose and various recommendations from the Black Political Empowerment Project suggesting changes in policing in the Region.


B-PEP Initiated Bills & Ordinances


Read the Due Process Working Group Proposed Amendments here

Special Section: Antwon Rose Jr.

Special prosecutor being considered for Antwon Rose case

Antwon Rose, Killed by a Police Officer, Is Remembered at Funeral as a ‘Bright Light’

B-PEP Letters

Read the CEO's letter to the District Attorney here.

Read the Due Process Act here

Read the Letter to Safety Dir. Hissrich & Chief Scott here.