Mayor nominates former cop to Citizen Police Review Board


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Mayor Bill Peduto is nominating Sheldon Williams, a former police officer and pastor, to the Citizen Police Review Board.

The independent board investigates allegations of police misconduct and can recommend discipline for officers. Mr. Peduto's pick must be approved by council.

Mr. Williams was a Pittsburgh police officer from 1997 through 2011, where he was a senior bomb squad technician, a detective, the anti-terrorism coordinator, and a member and instructor of the SWAT team. He is also a certified firefighter and paramedic.

The New Homestead resident is now a pastor with the Allegheny Center Alliance Church. He served on the Community-Police Working Group, a body convened after the 2010 beating of teenager Jordan Miles by three Pittsburgh police officers in Homewood.


Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.

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