Atlanta-area safety director could be Chicago’s next top cop

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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.