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CHICAGO — Finalists for the Chicago Police Department’s new superintendent were announced Wednesday.

The final three are Chicago Police Deputy Chief Ernest Cato, Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown and Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman.

Ziman recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot will select the new top cop that will succeed interim Supt. Charlie Beck, who replaced former CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson.

“At no time in its history has the Chicago Police Department faced greater challenges, and
finding the best possible leader is of the utmost importance,” said Police Board President
Ghian Foreman. “And this was true before the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, as the City faces
an unprecedented public-health crisis, we need to move forward with the selection process
so that a permanent leader can be named to this critically important position. We are
confident that we have identified three highly-qualified candidates, each of whom has the
experience and ability to lead the CPD during this time of crisis and well into the future.”

Illinois’ stay-at-home order continues to have a big impact on Chicago’s crime statistics.

Murders were down 77% last week from the same period last year, according to newly released data from the Chicago Police Department.

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