CHICAGO (WBBM) — Police Supt. Jody Weis rejects any notion that he is feeling mad or misjudged at a time when the reported crime rate is at its lowest level in 45 years.
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Weis was asked about the fact that all four major mayoral candidates want him replaced, even though the city’s homicide rate for last year was reported at its lowest level since 1965.
Weis simply said the next mayor needs a superintendent with whom he or she is comfortable.
“If I allowed my personal feelings and stuff to interfere with what I do – it doesn’t bother me at all,” Weis said. “You’re here to do a job. I’ll continue to do my job until the last day that I’m here, and I’ll be judged by history. It’s not going to be judged by any one particular person, and you know, we’ll see what happens.”
Weis says he is in the job to make changes, not win popularity. He says he will keep pushing until his last day.