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Emanuel Criticizes Weis’ Handling Of CPD

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Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – Mayor elect Rahm Emanuel is being critical of Chicago’s Police administration as he prepares to take office in May.

During the campaign, Rahm Emanuel made it clear that he would be looking for a new Police Superintendent, even as he said he has nothing personally against the current Superintendent Jody Weis.

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But, this week, in his first news conference as Mayor-elect, Emanuel brought criticism of the Police Department into sharp focus.

Emanuel said that at a time when the Police Department has added administrative personnel, it has not added more beat cops. And, he said, the officers on the street are the way to fight crime.

At his first news conference as Mayor elect, Emanuel acknowledged that Chicago’s crime rate is dropping, but said that’s not the whole picture.

Emanuel acknowledged statistics showing the crime rate dropping and said there has been progress, but he said the progress has not been enough.

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