Next They'll Accuse the US of Genocide! MN House Candidate Declares Deporting Illegals...
Author Says We're Not Mad at Just Stop Oil, We’re Really at OURSELVES...
Woke Kills: UCLA Med Students Don't Know How to Run Basic Tests to...
Donald Trump Calls Family of Mother Murdered by Illegal Immigrant
HELLOOO, LAWSUIT: James O'Keefe Exposes Disney VP Saying The Company 'Will Never Hire...
Rep. Lieu's Attempt to Turn Putin's Meeting with NK Leader Into a Warning...
Politics Is Downstream of Culture: NBC's 'New Amsterdam' Made WILD Claim About What...
Rep. Jamaal Bowman Apologizes for Calling Sexual Violence on October 7 ‘Propaganda’
VIP: Stop Listening to the Lies, Democrats Are NOT the Party for Women
CRINGE ALERT: IL Gov Pritzker Awkwardly Tries Dunking on Trump's Felony Convictions With...
Dr. Fauci Tells 'The View' Dolts That He's Definitely Guilty... of Saving Lives
TikTok Bans Jennifer Sey for Ad Protecting Women's Sports, Riley Gaines Makes It...
Ben Kamens Doubles Down on His Student Loan Forgiveness, Says He's HAPPY Government...
Joy Reid and Pramila Jayapal LAUGH IT UP Talking About Illegal Raping 13-Year-Old...
RIP: Actor Donald Sutherland, Star of 'M*A*S*H' and 'Hunger Games' Dead at 88

Police chief who spoke at DNC asks for investigation into police chief who spoke at DNC

At least one person in the media happened to point this out last week as the Democratic National Convention was in full swing:

Advertisement

Chief Cameron McLay made it onto the nation’s radar in early 2015 when a photo of him holding up a sign vowing to “challenge racism @ work” and “end white silence” made the rounds of social media. KDKA reported at the time that the police union wasn’t thrilled with the sign, which was handed to him by a member of the group Fight Back Pittsburgh.

Naturally the Democrats were thrilled to have as a guest a man who could convincingly walk the line between the Black Lives Matter movement and law enforcement. But is Pittsburgh’s police chief really supposed to travel to Philadelphia to appear at the Democratic convention, in full uniform no less?

McLay has asked for the Office of Municipal Investigations and the independent Citizen Police Review Board to investigate his own campaign appearance, and not over the very obvious Nazi salute pictured above, but rather to ensure that he followed the rules. McLay did not explicitly endorse Hillary Clinton in his speech, but his appearance certainly seemed like it was intended to benefit her campaign.

Advertisement

KDKA reports that according to the City Code, “no officer or employee of the police department shall campaign for a candidate while on duty, or while wearing a uniform. Nor, may he or she identify himself or herself as an employee of the police department.” The application of the rule would appear to hinge on the word “campaign,” as McLay (and Mayor Bill Peduto, a Democrat) insist there was nothing partisan in his five-minute speech.

McLay most definitely was in uniform, though, and did identify himself as the police chief — it’s kind of hard to miss in the photo below, above the “Social Justice” subhead.

Will McLay be cleared of wrongdoing? (Spoiler: Yes, of course he will.) Here’s a link to his speech so you can judge for yourself: was he campaigning?

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Twitchy Videos