A short update to the story of Joey Porter’s arrest. While a full police report has been filed, the Pittsburgh Police Review Board will be investigating the officer’s claims, according to Pittsburgh’s WPXI.
The investigation will be launched to ensure Pittsburgh Police followed correct procedures in Porter’s arrest.
“Beth Pittinger, executive director of the citizen police review board, said the investigation has been launched to ensure all policies and procedures were followed. She said the high-profile nature of the case led to the decision.”
The board, per WPXI, does not have the ability to file charges, they can recommend any based on their own findings.
Porter was arrested Sunday night following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Miami Dolphins. He was charged with assault, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct. He posted bail and was released from the Allegheny County Jail.
As we posted when it was released, here is the full police report.
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The Steelers announced yesterday they have place Porter on leave for an undetermined amount of time. Mike Tomlin did not rule out the possibility of Porter even returning for this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, though that seems unlikely.
Players said they would not be distracted by this story that is sure to dominate the headlines.
“It’s playoff time, you know,” David DeCastro told WPXI. “It’s one of those things where there’s no time for distractions.”