Retired Pittsburgh police commander accused of secretly recording officers facing new charges

PITTSBURGH — 11 Investigates has confirmed that former Pittsburgh Police Commander Matt Lackner, who is accused of hiding cameras in police cruisers, is facing new charges.

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Multiple sources told Chief Investigative Reporter Rick Earle that Lackner allegedly used the body camera to record multiple officers in multiple police cars.

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Friday, Allegheny County police announced Lackner, 50, is facing four felony counts of interception, disclosure or use of wire and electronic or oral communications.

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Police said they reviewed 14 different recordings from body worn cameras and determined multiple officers within Pittsburgh’s Zone 2 were recorded without their knowledge.

Lackner had been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the results of an internal investigation, before retiring in October.

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