Pittsburgh Police Officers Must Live in City Limits, Appellate Court Rules

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A Pennsylvania State Appellate Court has ruled that Pittsburgh police officers must live within city limits.

The ruling reversed a county Common Pleas decision to allow the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 to negotiate the residency requirement with the city.

80 percent of Pittsburgh voters approved the residency requirement for all city employees, including police and fire personnel, in 2013, establishing the city’s Home Rule Charter. 

An attorney for the police union has said they will appeal the decision to the State Supreme Court.


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