The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Liz Navratil - November 15, 2011
East Washington officials declared Monday night their intention to fire police chief Donald Solomon, who has been accused of violating the Hobbs Act that prohibits some forms of public corruption. Mayor Mark Pacilla said the borough will send paperwork to Mr. Solomon and his attorney within five days explaining its rationale for firing the chief, who will then have the option to file an appeal. Chief Solomon has been accused of watching over what he thought were drug deals, selling Tasers to people he suspected were criminals, organizing the shooting of a car and talking with others about harming a former housemate and a borough councilman. Chief Solomon pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in U.S. District Court. He was in the Allegheny County Jail Monday night, according to jail workers. Liz Navratil: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1438.