A joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing was held in Wilkinsburg to focus on proposals aimed at improving community-police relations. Held locally at the request of Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Rep. Ed Gainey, the hearing was aimed at finding ways to boost training opportunities and enhance community-police relations.

“It is imperative that we seek ways to improve the trust, communication and mutual respect between police officers and the communities they serve,” Costa said. “Part of that equation is the need to bolster police training, accountability and provide greater public oversight.”

A full event release is available here