Brian Weismantle retired as a Homicide Detective after 24 plus years of service with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. He was assigned to the Homicide Unit for the last 18 ½ years of his career and also worked as a Narcotics Detective, a Burglary/Fraud Detective and a uniformed patrol officer. In addition, he has experience working sexual assault cases.
During his career, Brian investigated more than 1,000 death-related cases, which included homicides, suicides, drug-related deaths, accidental deaths, automobile accidents and job-site deaths and critical incidents, including officer-involved shootings. Brian’s involvement with these cases resulted in him conducting thousands of interviews of witnesses, specifically police officers, doctors, victims and lay persons, which were essential in preparation for his testimony in court.
Brian was commended for his work and dedication by the District Attorney’s Office, resulting in him being awarded the “Special Award for Exemplary Homicide Prosecution” at the 11th Annual Amen Corner, Senator John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards on October 14, 2011.
For more than 20 years, Brian has served in the Military and continues to serve in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, a component of the U.S. Air Force. He also served as a Law Enforcement Officer in the Military while assigned to the Security Forces Squadron.