Pittsburgh police commander with second full-time job is subject of inquiry
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Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Eric Holmes, who faced scrutiny for once holding a second full-time law enforcement job, is now the subject of an internal investigation, a councilwoman said today.
Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, the chair of the public safety committee, said public safety director Mike Huss confirmed the investigation to her Monday.
She said the internal investigation will examine his second job as the campus public safety chief at Slippery Rock University, when he was employed full-time as a Pittsburgh police sergeant at the same time. Questions have arisen as to whether it violated bureau policy. The investigaiton will also probe how he managed to earn around $27,000 in overtime pay from the Pittsburgh police bureau during roughly the same time period.
Cmdr. Holmes was one of four bureau employees who formed a side company, Diverse Public Safety Consultants LLC, with the former chief, Nate Harper, sparking criticism and a policy review from Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. That company has since been dissolved.
First Published March 12, 2013 6:12 pm