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Mayor taps ex-Dallas chief to head Chicago police force

1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, April 02 2020 Apr 2, 2020 April 02, 2020 3:02 PM April 02, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By DON BABWIN
Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she selected former Dallas police Chief David Brown to be the next police superintendent of the nation's third-largest city. Lightfoot introduced Brown during a Thursday afternoon news conference. Brown has more than 30 years in law enforcement and was the police chief in Dallas before his 2016 retirement. The announcement comes a day after the city's police board named him as one of three finalists for the job and hours after Lightfoot announced that a member of the force had died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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