Finalist in police chief job search tapped to lead Chicago’s Bureau of Professional Standards

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CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson made his first major appointment in the job.

He’s tapped Anne Kirkpatrick to lead the department’s new Bureau of Professional Standards.

Kirkpatrick is a former police chief in Spokane, Wash., and was among three finalists for Johnson’s job as Chicago police superintendent.

Kirkpatrick’s new role will be to put in place the recommendations made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Police Accountability Task Force. It was formed after the fallout over the Laquan McDonald police shooting.