Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ravenstahl: Expand Policy Against Domestic Violence

A day after a Pittsburgh police officer Eugene Hlavac was fired as a result of an internal investigation into charges that he slapped his former girlfriend and dislocated her jaw, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has proposed expanding the city's domestic abuse policy. The mayor says the zero tolerance policy for police officers has worked and he wants to extend it to all 3,300 city employees. The mayor's proposal would need approval by City Council. It would require classes about domestic violence for all city workers, and would prohibit the hiring of anyone with a history of domestic violence, child or elder abuse, sexual assault and stalking.
The Fraternal Order of Police is appealing the dismissal of Hlavac saying the aggravated assault charges have not been adjudicated.

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