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Homewood Nation publisher appointed to Citizen Police Review Board

Posted by Elwin Green on October 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM

by Denise Johnson

Homewood Nation publisher Elwin Green is a new member of the Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB), appointed by District 9 Pittsburgh City Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess.


He was sworn in Aug. 26.

The CPRB is the only entity mandated by the City of Pittsburgh's Charter and city Code to receive, investigate and recommend appropriate action on the complaints related to police conduct and through the board’s work, to improve the relationship between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the community. The board also provides advice and recommendations to the mayor and Chief of Police on policies and actions of the police, including recommendations on police training, hiring and disciplinary policies and discipline for individual officers.


A dedicated neighbor and community activist, Elwin’s main focus is “To play a major role in the positive transformation of my neighborhood.”


He has lived in Homewood since 1984. In recent years, he has served the community as chair of the Save Race Street Committee, working to improve the quality of life on the street; as chair of Block Watch Plus; as a member of the Bridging the Busway steering committee; and as a member of the Homewood Children’s Village Leadership Committee.


His civic and community involvement have garnered the Rev. J.A. Williams Community Leader Award, 2010; African-American Leadership Association Leader of Influence Award, 2010; Pittsburgh Black Media Federation 2011 Community Service Award and recognition as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence 2014.


Elwin’s term on the CPRB ends October 2015.

Categories: Citizenship and Governance

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