Former LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to be named interim Chicago police superintendent

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CHICAGO — Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is expected to be named Chicago’s interim police superintendent Friday morning by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Beck, 66, is expected to serve while a formal search for a full-time replacement for outgoing CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson is conducted.

Johnson announced Thursday that he was retiring as the city’s top cop. Johnson made the announcement at a news conference a few hours after department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed the speculation that the 59-year-old Johnson would be stepping down.

Lightfoot said he’d agreed to serve through the end of 2019.

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