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Officer Phil Lerza (second from right) walks with his family behind fellow Pittsburgh police officers carrying a photo of Lerza's K-9 partner, Rocco, during the funeral procession in Pittsburgh on Feb. 7, 2014. John Rush, 22, who was on trial for stabbing and killing the Pittsburgh police dog and injuring officers was found guilty Dec. 15, 2014, on 11 of 12 charges against him. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay is facing criticism for a photo circulating on social media that shows him holding a sign promoting the hashtag #EndWhiteSilence during the city's First Night parade. (Facebook/Fight Back Pittsburgh)

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The Pittsburgh Police tactical armored security vehicle is parked outside a city police station. With police departments buying armored vehicles, some criminal justice experts warn that their use in fighting routine crime could do more harm than good.

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FILE-This undated file photo provided by the Pittsburgh Police shows Allen Darell Wade. Pittsburgh police charged Wade on March 5, 2014, with killing 44-year-old Susan Wolf and her sister, 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe during a break-in and robbery at their home. Their bodies were found Feb. 7, 2014. Wade was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday, April 4, 2014, to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to bring him to trial. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Police,FILE)

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This undated photo provided by the Pittsburgh Police shows Allen Darell Wade. Pittsburgh police charged Wade on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with killing 44-year-old Susan Wolf and her sister, 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe during a break-in and robbery at their home. Their bodies were found Feb. 7, 2014. The two were sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker. According to police, Wade was arrested Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Police)

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**FILE** Klein Michael Thaxton (center) is led Sept. 21, 2012, into Pittsburgh Police headquarters after being apprehended without incident at Three Gateway Center in Pittsburgh, where he held a businessman hostage inside the office building for more than five hours and posting Facebook updates during the standoff. (Associated Press/The Tribune-Review)

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**FILE** Klein Michael Thaxton (center) is led Sept. 21, 2012, into Pittsburgh Police headquarters after being apprehended without incident at Three Gateway Center in Pittsburgh, where he held a businessman hostage inside the office building for more than five hours and posting Facebook updates during the standoff. (Associated Press/The Tribune-Review)

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Pittsburgh police in riot gear redeploy Thursday after confrontations with protesters near the Strip District in Pittsburgh. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in protest of the G-20 summit, which is expected to begin in Pittsburgh on Thursday. (Associated Press)