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Get Marty: Convicted Cop Killer's Websites "Disturbing, Disgusting," Mayor Vows To Get Them Removed

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and his administration are vowing to use any legal means available to get a website and online profile, set up by a man convicted of fatally shooting three Pittsburgh Police officers, removed from the Internet.

The websites, created by convicted cop killer Richard Poplawski from death row, contain disturbing video and solicit relationship with woman online.

One of the websites is called "Friends Beyond The Wall." On it, Poplawski describes himself as "bright." He says, "I listen. I give good counsel. I'm still young and handsome."

He goes on to say, "I can write deep, penetrating letters, but I'd rather just have fun. Let's laugh."

The second site contains a similar message. It's called "ConPals Inmate Connections." There, he solicits women to write him and asks them to "join my book club."

But this site has a darker, more ominous tone.

A video on the site, produced by Poplawski in prison or by someone outside of prison, is described by law enforcement sources and city officials who have seen it as deeply disturbing.

Connected to the single's site, it shows crime scene photos from the day in April 2009 when Poplawski shot and killed three police officers.

It shows actual photographs from inside the Stanton Heights home where hundreds of rounds of ammunition were fired to kill the three officers, Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle and Paul Sciullo II.

It also shows Poplawski proudly displaying the weapons he used.

KDKA's Marty Griffin sent the Poplawski dating site information to Mayor Peduto's Chief-of-Staff Kevin Acklin late Wednesday and he took immediate action.

"It was disgusting," said Acklin. "The mayor has authorized us to pursue legal action against the purveyors of this site.

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In a strongly written letter sent to the out-of-state developer of the site, Mayor Peduto said, "I hereby request that you immediately remove Poplawski's page and attached video."

It goes on to present a fraud case, saying in part: "The inmate has published false information and may be seeking to defraud those who will respond to him. Poplawski is a person of relentless evil and profound depravity. If you do not remove the page, we will pursue various legal remedies, including without limitation, legal action, and if necessary, new legislation."

Mayor Peduto's letter goes on to say: "This allows Poplawski to inflict a second victimization on the already grief-stricken. You have a moral and ethical responsibility to balance the potential for public good against the private harm resulting."

"Clearly, the content of this website, inviting other women to come and contact him, is a very sick sense of something I'm not familiar with. It's the face of evil," said Acklin.

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