A picture is worth a thousand words.
A Pittsburgh group fighting for equality (@FightBackPGH) posted a photograph on Twitter of Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay holding one of the group’s banners, a poster that stated, “I resolve to challenge racism @ work #EndWhiteSilence.”
Now the Chief is under fire for threatening the Blue Wall of Silence.
Pittsburgh Police Chief Under Fire For Controversial Photo, Union Says Calls Department Racists
January 2, 2015 6:35 PM
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh’s Police Chief is under fire for a controversial photo that is making its rounds on Facebook, and some are saying the Chief called his entire department racist.
FOP President Howard McQuillan told KDKA’s Marty Griffin: “The chief is calling us racists. He believes the Pittsburgh Police Department is racist. This has angered a lot of officers.”
Police Chief Cameron McLay released the following statement about the allegations:
“I was hired to restore the legitimacy of the police department. I did not seek these young activists out. I was stopping for coffee at First Night. Their message is not anti-anybody. It is simply a call for awareness. The photo was a great, spontaneous moment in time. Please join dialogue for community healing.”
However Kevin Acklin, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, tells Ralph Iannotti, the mayor continues to support Chief McLay unequivocally in his efforts to improve dialogue between police and the community at large.
One of the good cops is trying to stand up and do the Right Thing. Let's show the Chief some love. Contact Information for Pittsburgh's Mayor is below the Orange Cloud.
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