As of this morning (2/25/07) this is what it says:
We'll see how long it stays up in its current condition.
In January 2007, radio and television talk show host John McIntire wrote in his Pittsburgh politics blog MacYapper that on Halloween night 2005 at Heinz Field, then-City Councilman Ravenstahl shoved a Pittsburgh police officer and was led away in handcuffs but released shortly after. The blog speculated that Bob O'Connor, who was not yet mayor, played a role in keeping the incident quiet.
The rumors spread to other Pittsburgh politics blogs and then to the mainstream media, forcing Ravenstahl to go public to dispel the rumors.
During a radio interview with KDKA, Ravenstahl responded to the allegations, saying that McIntire had lied to hurt him politically. McIntire responded by saying that the mayor's response further brought into question his maturity.
Robert McNeilly, Pittsburgh's police chief when the incident occurred, publicly questioned how the case was handled, saying that the behavior of both Ravenstahl and Pittsburgh Police Officer Mark Hoehn should have been scrutinized more closely. "Admits to drinking with several of his friends. Becomes argumentative with a police officer. Using vulgarity towards a police officer. Led away in handcuffs," McNeilly said. "How many 25-year-old young men who have been drinking, who were just vulgar with the police and shouting at the police, would be un-handcuffed and released?" McNeilly said that both word of an unusual situation like this not traveling up the chain of command, as well as the lack of documentation, are out of the ordinary.