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Pittsburgh mayoral candidates discuss urban life and police acountability
04/27/2005
Candidates for the upcoming Pittsburgh mayoral election discussed issues related to design & quality of life in Pittsburgh at a recent forum hosted by the Pittsburgh Civic Design Coalition.

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Also, at a forum hosted by the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania, the candidates were asked if they would compel police officers to testify before Pittsburgh's Citizen Police Review Board about alleged police misconduct. Mayor Tom Murphy does not require officers to testify. The board was created by citywide referendum in 1997 after cases of police brutality in Pittsburgh brought the department under federal scrutiny. The review board has been largely powerless since.

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