Atlanta-area safety director could be Chicago’s next top cop
CHICAGO — Chicago’s next top cop could be a public safety director from Georgia.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Cedric Alexander, an African-American public safety director from the Atlanta area, will be among three finalists named to replace ousted Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
Alexander’s resume includes 15 years as a beat cop on the streets, and stints as chief of police and deputy commissioner of state police.
He was brought into Georgia’s DeKalb County in 2013 to turn around a department riddled with officer misconduct. It’s a task some critics say he failed to accomplish.