Pittsburgh mayor wants cop killer’s profile off pen pal site

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor wants a pen pal site for inmates to remove a profile posted by man convicted of killing three police officers.

KDKA-TV (http://cbsloc.al/223Ypb2 ) reports that Mayor Bill Peduto believes Richard Poplawski’s profile victimizes the “grief-stricken” families of officers Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle and Paul Sciullo II.

Eugene, Oregon-based CONPALS Inmateconnections.com didn’t immediately return an emailed request for comment Friday.

Peduto’s chief of staff says the mayor took immediate action when he learned of the profile.

Peduto is especially upset because the profile includes a 4 ½-minute music video of sorts that shows TV coverage of the April 2009 slayings, pictures of Poplawski posing with weapons and photos of Poplawski’s home after his shootout with police.


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Information from: KDKA-TV, http://www.kdka.com