Mayor Lori Lightfoot named former Dallas police Chief David Brown as the next leader of the Chicago Police Department at an April 2 press conference, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Discussing Brown's lifelong history of overcoming adversity and his track record of reducing crime in Dallas, Lightfoot said he was the best man for the job.
Brownwho replaces Interim Superintendent Charlie Beckis the third Chicago police superintendent chosen from outside the force since 2008. That year, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley picked longtime FBI veteran Jody Weis; Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first selection was New York City/Newark, New Jersey, policeman Garry McCarthy, who held the job from 2011 until 2015, when he was fired in the wake of the LaQuan McDonald shooting.
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