strong>CHICAGO (CBS) — The public got a chance to weigh in on Chicago’s search for a new police superintendent during a forum Tuesday night. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports at times, it wasn’t pretty.

While many Americans are paying attention to the State of the Union some concerned Chicagoans are upset with the state of policing here, more than 150 gathered at Kennedy King College.

The Chicago Police Board gathered to hear from citizens about the search for a new police superintendent to replace Garry McCarthy.

The board got an earful. One woman called for the new top cop to take on the police union.

“They need to open up the Fraternal Order of Police’s contract and change it because I kill you, I’m going to jail,” she said. “I’m not going back to work to get put on desk duty.”

Another speaker called for a black superintendent.

“I don’t represent Mount Greenwood, I represent Woodlawn,” he said. “I represent Englewood. I represent people that are being mowed down in the streets because there’s a better chance of me being mowed down than you.”

Police Board President Lori Lightfoot listed some of the attributes the board is looking for in a new superintendent, “…ability to motivate police officers to effectively address criminal conduct while at the same time avoid excessive force, corruption, verbal abuse and other misconduct which undermines the people’s trust.”

“I think that the next superintendent should be most of all honest and not subjugated to the mayor,” said one man. “I consider him as the most dishonest, crooked mayor we ever had in this city.”