Pittsburg at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, Pittsburg Police Department
- 85 Officers
- 18 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.16 Pittsburg
- 1.6 National average, cities with 50,000 to 99,999 population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Pittsburg Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|PITTSBURG, CITY OF PITTSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC SAFETY AND FATALITY PREVENTION PROJECT||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|PITTSBURG, CITY OF CHP||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|PITTSBURG, CITY OF FY 20 LOCAL JAG PROGRAM||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|PITTSBURG, CITY OF FY 19 LOCAL JAG PROGRAM||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $7,300,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
Humberto Martinez was killed during an encounter with Pittsburg, California police in 2016 during which he was subjected to a carotid hold for 50 seconds resulting in his death. The claim was settled for $7.3 million in 2020.
Mr. Martinez fled a traffic stop and was restrained by Pittsburg Police inside a stranger’s home. The use of the carotid hold has since been banned by the City of Pittsburg. This settlement is one of the largest payments made to a victim of a police killing in California history.