PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County is at odds with a group of activists over the hiring of a co...

Activists call to stop use of specific training and equipment at Allegheny County Jail – WPXI Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County is at odds with a group of activists over the hiring of a controversial military-style training company to train corrections officers at the Allegheny County Jail.On Wednesday, a medley of different organizations got together to speak out against the man the county has hired to conduct the training, and are asking the Jail Oversight Board to cancel the contract.The man who leads the company, Joseph Garcia, claims to have 27 years of law enforcement experience and is a corrections specialist, but there is some dispute over his qualifications.County Controller Chelsa Wagner reported that Garcia has never been …

 

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