Three Pittsburgh men were allegedly involved in a recent shooting, and the mother of two of these men now faces a charge of tampering with evidence. The incident occurred in the early hours of a Sunday morning and resulted in one man suffering injury when a bullet became lodged in his vertebra. One of the accused was arrested on gun charges, but all three men face a number of criminal counts following the incident.
A 19-year-old East Liberty man had been charged with drug and weapons offenses, along with fleeing and eluding police. According to the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, he reacted by getting together with a friend and posting a rap video on YouTube which included lyrics threatening to kill Pittsburgh police officers and called out two Highland Park officers by name.
A man living near Pittsburgh is in trouble with the law once again after a large amount of drugs were allegedly found in his home. He now faces drug charges including possession of a controlled substance and intent to deliver a controlled substance.
The presence of false information in an arrest affidavit led the Allegheny County district attorney to drop charges against 14 people who were arrested by a since-retired Pittsburgh police officer. However, the officer will not sustain a criminal penalty for his actions after a jury on Dec. 7 found him not guilty of perjury and obstruction the administration of law.
A U.S. court has ruled that the trial of a Pittsburgh-area woman accused of drug trafficking charges will move forward, even though attorneys will have to do without some of the evidence. Allegedly, police had confiscated heroin and the suspect's purse at the time of the 32-year-old woman's arrest and placed the items in the city's drug evidence room, where they were burned and destroyed during a recent housecleaning.