Mayor Gainey Appoints Openly LGBTQ Pittsburgh Police Chief

Larry Scirotto

On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey made the long-anticipated announcement of his new Police Chief picking former Pittsburgh Assistant Chief Larry Scirotto to helm the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Scirotto is the first openly gay person to hold the position.

Scirotto previously worked for the Pittsburgh police for over 20 years and retired from the department in 2018. He was appointed the police chief of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2021. He was then fired from the Fort Lauderdale job for “promoting too much diversity” and “considering diversity at every opportunity.”

Larry Scirotto will be the 55th Pittsburgh Chief of Police.

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