Pittsburgh officer almost reprimanded for complaining about mayor


By Rich Lord
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH, Pa. A Pittsburgh police sergeant who complained that Mayor Luke Ravenstahl improperly used a police vehicle this summer was threatened with reprimand for not following the chain of command, but the punishment was later blocked.

Mr. Ravenstahl said he was not aware that the vehicle was paid for with federal Homeland Security funds when he was using it for things like business travel to Harrisburg and for his personal use, including a Toby Keith concert in August.

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