Director Of Pittsburgh’s Human Relations Commission Resigns Following Investigation

Mar 7, 2019

Pittsburgh's Commission on Human Relations will soon have a job opening for a new executive director. Carlos Torres, the commission's former director, stepped down last week -- for reasons that aren't clear. 

Torres could not be reached for comment, but the commission acknowledged his resignation Wednesday. Commission Chair Mariana Padias said Torres stepped down after the Office of Municipal Investigations concluded an investigation on him. 

"In December he was suspended pending investigation," she said. "The commission had asked OMI to investigate certain allegations. That investigation concluded last week, and we received Carlos's resignation after that." 

Padias wouldn't disclose the nature of the allegations, saying the matter was confidential.

Megan Stanley is serving as interim executive director. She was previously the commission's deputy director. Stanley said Wednesday she was not prepared to talk about whether she will seek the position or not. 

The commission investigates complaints of discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations within the city. Torres was hired as the agency's top staffer in 2016.