Police Chief Suspended For Acting Outside Jurisdiction

PITTSBURGH — According to an attorney representing the district, Pittsburgh Public Schools suspended its police chief two months ago because he continuously acted outside of his jurisdiction.

Robert Fadzen was put on unpaid leave after he ticketed an ambulance in July, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The ambulance was making a U-turn and had its lights and sirens on. Stacey Vernallis, the attorney who will represent the school district during public hearings on Fadzen’s possible termination, said the incident was dangerous and Fadzen should have contacted city police.

The district also claims Fadzen acted outside his jurisdiction while issuing citations in 2005 and, in 1997, opening a parked car that contained guns.

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