Manhunt ends with capture of New Kensington police murder suspect at Pittsburgh home
Police say Rahmael Holt is charged with fatally shooting New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw after running from a car during an attempted traffic stop.
Updated: 6:14 PM EST Nov 21, 2017
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After a four-day manhunt involving several local and federal law enforcement departments, the suspect in the shooting death of New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw was taken into custody without incident early Tuesday morning. Continue reading
Judge sharply criticizes Pennsylvania state police over bid to suppress grand jury report
Riley Yates Contact Reporter Of The Morning Call
November 17, 2017
A Northampton County judge lit into the Pennsylvania State Police on Friday over its bid to suppress an upcoming grand jury report on trooper-involved shootings, accusing the agency of seeking to silence criticism.
In contentious questioning, President Judge Stephen Baratta repeatedly expressed exasperation over a request by state police: that the county’s grand jury be barred from issuing a report expected to pan the agency’s longtime practice of investigating its own when troopers fatally shoot suspects.
“You’re saying no one is allowed to tell the state police what to do,” Baratta told Richard Zack, the attorney for state police. Continue reading