CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto took to national television news to defend Police Chief Cameron McLay who is under fire for a controversial photo.

Peduto defended the new police chief on Fox News during an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Host Bill O’Reilly asked Peduto Wednesday night whether Chief Cameron McLay was “really wise” to pose with a sign on New Year’s Eve that read, “I resolve to challenge racism work” with a Twitter hashtag saying “end white silence.”

McLay didn’t create the sign, but posed with it at a city celebration.

Some people have supported the chief for having his photo posted on social media with the sign, but the city’s police union president has said it suggests police, especially white officers, are racist.

McLay has apologized to his officers if they were offended by the gesture, and Peduto echoed the chief’s explanation that he is just…

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