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Pittsburgh mayor goes inside for second police chief pick

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 28, 2017 7:43 AM
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(Pittsburgh) -- Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has promoted a 24-year veteran officer as police chief.

Friday's selection of Scott Schubert, a former assistant chief and zone commander who has been acting chief since November, marks a major change for the mayor.

Peduto went outside the department to hire former Milwaukee police Capt. Cameron McLay in September 2014.

McLay had a reputation as a reformer but lost the confidence of the police union over a number of issues, not the least of which was addressing the Democratic National Convention in uniform in July.

He resigned in November.

The police union and the head of the Citizen Police Review Board did not immediately comment on the selection, though the union was expected to applaud the move.

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