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Ex-Madison captain Cameron McLay named Pittsburgh's police chief

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A former police captain from Madison was named Tuesday as the new police chief in Pittsburgh.

56-year-old Cameron McLay replaces Nate Harper -- who was sentenced in February to 18 months in prison for diverting $32,000 of city fee revenues to a slush fund for himself.

Harper resigned in early 2013, a month before he was charged. Regina McDonald has been the acting police chief in Pittsburgh since then.

McLay will become the permanent chief on September 15th. He spent most of his 35-year law enforcement career in Madison, where he rose to captain before leaving earlier this year.

McLay spent the past year as a contract consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The Pittsburgh City Council still needs to approve his hiring.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)