No explanation given for 24/7 police guard at Carnegie Mellon U president’s home

Dive Summary:

  • Mystery surrounds the around-the-clock police guard posted at the home of Carnegie Mellon University President Jared Cohon for over a week.
  • CMU and Pittsburgh police won't say why they've been guarding the Squirrel Hill home, though U.S. Postal Inspector spokeswoman Tammy Mayle says that agency (which deals with crimes committed via the mail) is part of an ongoing investigation at CMU.
  • Calls by Trib Total Media to Cohon, CMU Police Chief Thomas Ogden, city police spokeswoman Diane Richard and others were not returned, while CMU Assistant Vice President for Media Relations Teresa Thomas said the university has no comment.

From the article:

On Wednesday morning, a CMU officer guarded the street in front of Cohon‘s home off campus in the quiet, upscale Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the flood lights on his cruiser turned on. He referred inquiries about his assignment to CMU Police Chief Thomas Ogden, saying “that‘s above my pay grade.” ...

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