of Municipal Investigations (OMI) is responsible for coordinating
the receipt, analysis and investigation of citizen complaints of
civil and/or criminal misconduct alleged against employees of the
City of Pittsburgh. This includes uniformed personnel such
, Police, EMS,
employees. OMI is a fact finder and does not make disciplinary
recommendations or decisions. Its findings are referred to
the Director of the Department in which the employee works.
OMI relies on City work rules, union contracts, Civil Service regulations,
City Code, and State laws to define illegal and inappropriate conduct.
It is OMI's responsibility to insure that all citizen complaints
receive fair, accurate, thorough and timely investigations.
OMI is not the only office that investigates complaints against
officers of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The Citizen's
Police Review Board (the "CPRB") also accepts complaints against
police officers. The CPRB is an independent agency that is
empowered to investigate allegations of police misconduct and hold
public hearing at which complainants, witnesses and police officers
must appear. Because of their overlapping authority, OMI and
the CPRB may both investigate the same complaint of misconduct.
Unlike the Citizen's Police Review Board, OMI: (a) must investigate
all complaints against the Bureau
of Police and
(b) must have its findings accepted by the Chief of Police.
of Municipal Investigations
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