Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh police won‘t say why they posted an around-the-clock police guard at the home of university President Jared Cohon for more than a week.
However, Tammy Mayle, spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Inspector, said there is an investigation going on at CMU, and the agency‘s Pittsburgh office is assisting. The Postal Inspector‘s office deals with crimes committed via the mail.
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.”
Neighbors said the uniformed police officers in marked cars in front of the sprawling Northumberland Street estate CMU owns alternate between university police and city officers. The neighbors did not want to be quoted.