Munhall police officer fired; officia...

Munhall police officer fired; officials mum on reason

There are 406 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Feb 21, 2008, titled Munhall police officer fired; officials mum on reason. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

A Munhall Borough police officer was discharged by the Munhall Borough Council at a council meeting last night, according to the borough's solicitor Greg Evashavik. via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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BOB

Bethel Park, PA

#22 May 10, 2008
Robert wrote:
The public's opinion of the Police and Boro Management could not be lower.
Why do we need so many police vehicles for such a small boro?
Take a look at the bororo budget online. Everyone has cell phones paid for by the taxpayers!
The funds need to be put toward a community center in order to help families meet one another and keep their daughters from partying with the disfunctional police.
They have put more and more staff on the boror and police payroll.
For example, there are two building code inspectors even though nothing meaningful has been built in the boro for 10 years!
It is so sad and pathetic....
I have two young children and plan to move a soon as possible.
Munhall is headed on the same path as Braddock and Rankin.
You are right, now that you brought it up I see the cops on their cell phones all the time, one today driving down Main street on the phone....
Liz

Bethel Park, PA

#23 May 10, 2008
Does anyone know how I can join the crime watch? When and where are the meetings? I can not find any information, nothing on the Munhall web site. Help
clueless

Pittsburgh, PA

#24 May 12, 2008
Justice for All wrote:
How about this one: Curtin to be arraigned by Magistrate Torkowsky, they both know each other and Torkowsky was a Munhall police dispatcher before he was elected as Magistrate. Think the charges may get thrown out?
all of you are clueless about anything going on.. all you do is judge people with actually know what is going on and what someone will do.. get a job.. find something to do other than bash people you know nothing about..
clueless

Pittsburgh, PA

#25 May 12, 2008
Robert wrote:
The public's opinion of the Police and Boro Management could not be lower.
Why do we need so many police vehicles for such a small boro?
Take a look at the bororo budget online. Everyone has cell phones paid for by the taxpayers!
The funds need to be put toward a community center in order to help families meet one another and keep their daughters from partying with the disfunctional police.
They have put more and more staff on the boror and police payroll.
For example, there are two building code inspectors even though nothing meaningful has been built in the boro for 10 years!
It is so sad and pathetic....
I have two young children and plan to move a soon as possible.
Munhall is headed on the same path as Braddock and Rankin.
If you moving, or have moved then go.. because you already stating your in Florida.. well worry about Florda.. why comment on Munhall.. I live here just purchased a house in Munhall , have lived here all my life.. and sure it may have some issues.. but what borough doent have some issues.. and some are bigger than Munhall issues.. how do you know the Chief knew .. and is responsible .. i disagree.. if you hate it here so much then go or worry about Florida and we will handle munhall
munhall girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#26 May 12, 2008
main st wrote:
<quoted text>
did you know that the police dept had a $5,000 phone bill for 1 month for one guy text messaging on the pd cell phone? that's why they had to raise taxes
how do you know what the cell phone bill was.. did you see it.. did you see all the text messages.. all of you are just guessing..
Justice for All

Bethel Park, PA

#27 May 12, 2008
You must never leave your house or know anyone in Munhall. I guess the county police made everything up about Curtin too!!
munhall girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#28 May 12, 2008
Justice for All wrote:
You must never leave your house or know anyone in Munhall. I guess the county police made everything up about Curtin too!!
oh please i know alot of people in munhall, that is not the point..as all the other statements you are missing the point and i never said anyone is or isnt guilty.. isnt that for a jury to decide not someone that doesnt even live in munhall.. all i am saying is all of you are crucifing everyone not in munhall from the police chief to other police officers.. you want to get petitions.. because YOU think someone is not doing their jobs...ect ect..well who are you..to say that they are all involved,and do you know this as a fact? i am saying people should not make statements they DO NOT KNOW are true, and maybe you should look in your own closet and judge yourself before you judge others..
munhall girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#29 May 12, 2008
Justice for All wrote:
From the United States Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Police Services.
Effective crime control requires a collaborative working relationship between law enforcement and the communities that they are sworn to serve and protect. A culture of police integrity is essential in building respect and trust and, in turn, mutual respect and trust between police and citizens is essential to effective crime control. Local law enforcement agencies operating within their legal authority, in accordance with accepted police practices, and in an ethical manner consistent with community expectations, means police integrity.
"ONE ESSENTIAL PRINCIPAL OF COMMUNITY POLICING IS PUBLIC TRUST. IF TRUST DOES NOT EXIST BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THEN COMMUNITY POLICING EFFORTS WILL NOT WORK. INTEGRITY MUST BE THE FOUNDATION OF EVERYTHING WE DO, AND IS THE ORNERSTONE OF COMMUNITY POLICING."
NOT IN MUNHALL!!!
also if this is not in munhall Tell me WHAT community has this.. or what Borough has this totally.. TELL me.. I grew up here, and there was the respect for the police officers and for your neighbor.. but i dont see this with any borough or community anymore.. part of the reason for this is people like you, i was taught to respect, and to not point a finger, to help when i can, maybe we as a community should be asking the chief, mayors, magistrate what we can do to help make things better, in all areas..
munhall girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#30 May 12, 2008
Robert wrote:
The public's opinion of the Police and Boro Management could not be lower.
Why do we need so many police vehicles for such a small boro?
Take a look at the bororo budget online. Everyone has cell phones paid for by the taxpayers!
The funds need to be put toward a community center in order to help families meet one another and keep their daughters from partying with the disfunctional police.
They have put more and more staff on the boror and police payroll.
For example, there are two building code inspectors even though nothing meaningful has been built in the boro for 10 years!
It is so sad and pathetic....
I have two young children and plan to move a soon as possible.
Munhall is headed on the same path as Braddock and Rankin.
if you live in Lake Mary Florida, dont worry what happens in Munhall.. people from out of state making comments are not needed..
John2

Harborcreek, PA

#31 May 12, 2008
Wow, why so hostel?
munhall girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#32 May 12, 2008
John2 wrote:
Wow, why so hostel?
sorry not being hostel.. just tired of people crucifying munhall.. and the people who try to work hard to make it a better place.. sure things have happened... that are not good.. but they are being fixed.. and tired of everyone putting down munhall, west homestead, and homestead for that matter.. there are people in each community trying.. to make things better.. and will there be other problems.. yes.. that is just a fact of life.. but you deal with them and move on.. not judge everyone around them.. and point fingers.. and everyone has their own opionion.. and this is mine..
resident

Bethel Park, PA

#33 May 12, 2008
actually u people think you know everything and none of you know shit
munhall girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#34 May 13, 2008
resident wrote:
actually u people think you know everything and none of you know shit
i am not saying i know anything i think people should be fare though, and not blame everyone.. and think people should resign.. i think people should stop pointing the finger.. and judge.. till they judge themselves..
Homestead Honey

Zelienople, PA

#35 May 14, 2008
The cops in Munhall have always been good for nothing, lazy, and incompetant. Mike Curtain has been afraid of his own shadow his entire life, but I don't think anyone expected this. Why would anyone get off by sucking toes WTF!!!!!

Any way the entire Munhall Police force is corrupt, goes back to the old days of that corroded tooth Sergeant Gerino getting his dirt bag kids and their friends out of trouble. And how could anyone forget the sexual predators Officer Inglefritz who has yet to be caught, and of course Officer Ausborn, yes he used to work Munhall before going to West Homestead.
GUESS WHO

Pittsburgh, PA

#36 May 14, 2008
#1 GO MUNHALL GIRL!!!

#2 Homestead Honey- You live in Homestead!!!

#3 For anyone to be judging everyone on the entire force is just pure bullshit!!! Just remember when they research this blog and find out who you all are that they're the same people you EXPECT to save YOUR ASS when you're in trouble!!! Hahahahaha NOT LIKELY ONCE THEY'RE THRU INVESTINGATING!!!!! HOW'S THAT FOR CORRUPT?!?!?! TEE HEE
GUESS WHO

Pittsburgh, PA

#37 May 14, 2008
Oh and for you Liz, you can email [email protected] for information on participating and meetings.

I know, cause I actually give a shit about where I live and don't bash it every chance I get :)
We the People

Bethel Park, PA

#38 May 15, 2008
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

God Bless America and Mary Beth Buchanan!!
CPU

Harborcreek, PA

#39 May 15, 2008
GUESS WHO wrote:
#1 GO MUNHALL GIRL!!!
#2 Homestead Honey- You live in Homestead!!!
#3 For anyone to be judging everyone on the entire force is just pure bullshit!!! Just remember when they research this blog and find out who you all are that they're the same people you EXPECT to save YOUR ASS when you're in trouble!!! Hahahahaha NOT LIKELY ONCE THEY'RE THRU INVESTINGATING!!!!! HOW'S THAT FOR CORRUPT?!?!?! TEE HEE
There is nothing to research, everyone is able to express their opinions, America is a free country!
The only ones that have something to hide are the borough officials. They do not like it when the residents find out the truth.
Homestead Honey

Zelienople, PA

#40 May 15, 2008
Muhall Girl, why didn't you defend the persons mentioned? Is it because its true? I do not care if they find out who I am. They are the ones breaking the law, who are swore to uphold the law. Because they get a badge they are permitted to have sex with underage girls, and pay to suck their toes for sexual gratification?

Get over yourself and finish bussing the tables at Fridays.
munhall girl

Pittsburgh, PA

#41 May 16, 2008
GUESS WHO wrote:
#1 GO MUNHALL GIRL!!!
#2 Homestead Honey- You live in Homestead!!!
#3 For anyone to be judging everyone on the entire force is just pure bullshit!!! Just remember when they research this blog and find out who you all are that they're the same people you EXPECT to save YOUR ASS when you're in trouble!!! Hahahahaha NOT LIKELY ONCE THEY'RE THRU INVESTINGATING!!!!! HOW'S THAT FOR CORRUPT?!?!?! TEE HEE
Thank you.. i just think Munhall is a good place and there are good officers , good chief, and good people to rely on. and I hate when people point fingers.. and when you look in their closet it is just as bad. And if everyone would try, to help one another.. including helping officers, and officials, then maybe we all can make it better..

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