Acting Pittsburgh Chief Vows Changes, Spoke to FBI After Resignation of Harper


Acting Pittsburgh police Chief Regina McDonald said FBI agents interviewed her and that people can expect to see changes in the police ranks within the next week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. McDonald, a 32-year veteran of the force, would not specify the futures of those working in the office being investigated by the FBI or involved in a side business with former Chief Nate Harper, who resigned Wednesday at the request of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

She said her primary goal will be to reestablish the ethics and integrity of the bureau. “I guess you depend on the integrity of the people you put in various positions,” McDonald said. Sometimes people misjudge, she said, adding that she wasn’t sure how the police department ended up in its current state. She placed three employees on paid administrative leave on her first day as acting chief.

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