Police Board Picks 3 Finalists For Superintendent

2 Match Up To Mayor-Elect Emanuel's Picks

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Board has picked three finalists for a new superintendent, which would be narrowed down to two finalists when crossed with the four candidates picked by Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.

The two candidates picked both by Emanuel and the Police Board are one outsider – Newark, N.J., police chief Garry McCarthy, and one insider, Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Eugene Williams.

The third finalist picked by the Police Board is Assistant Deputy Supt. Debra Kirby.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser Reports

Emanuel had also suggested Detective Division Deputy Chief Al Wysinger and White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske.

McCarthy, a former New York City police commander, was also a candidate for the Chicago job in 2003, when Phil Cline was selected. At the time, he criticized the process as being rigged by City Hall in favor of insiders.

The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune are reporting that Emanuel favors McCarthy.

Earlier this month, the man thought to have been the frontrunner, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, said he was out.

Who do you think should be the next Police superintendent? Leave your comments below.

  • Craig

    Hopefully they will get someone in there who is a team player. We need someone who will work well with the officers and not against them. Weiss was an idiot. Dirty laundry should be handled in house and not in the media. The bad neighborhoods need to be heavily saturated with police presence. The focus should be on the homie gang members. We all know which neighborhoods I am referring to. I will not be specific, because people love to play the racist card.

  • Native Chicagoan

    I predict he will not pick McCarthy. He’s too strong and will butt heads with Emanuel. (As he should.) He’ll probably pick the woman since that is his mojo. It appears he feels more comfortable with women and likely feels more bosslike. The best man won’t be picked and Chicago will suffer for it. Just sayin…

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live