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New Chicago Superintendent Named

New Chicago Superintendent Named

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen Chief of Patrol Eddie Johnson as the new Chicago Superintendent.

Johnson is a 27-year veteran of the force. He has spent most of his career with the CPD and is currently chief of the patrol division.

Johnson did not apply for the job and was not among the three finalists recommended by the Chicago Police Board.

There were 39 applicants and Dr. Cedric Alexander, Anne E. Kirkpatrick and Eugene Williams rose to the top.

Alexander is the chief operating officer for public safety in DeKalb County, Georgia. Kirkpatrick was the police chief in Spokane, Washington, until she retired in 2012. She served as police chief in a total of three cities over 16 years. Williams is currently the deputy police superintendent in Chicago. He was also a finalist for top cop job in 2011 and has risen through the ranks in his 36 years with the CPD.

Eddie Johnson is expected to be named Chicago’s next top cop Monday afternoon.

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