Chicago's Top Cop Hands Out Promotions
Supt. Jody Weis taps Ernest Brown to oversee all patrol officers
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 Updated at 12:45 PM CST
Chicago's top cop promoted four of his officers Friday afternoon.
Police Supt. Jody Weis named Ernest Brown, a 27-year veteran of the force, as the new deputy superintendent in charge of all patrol officers.
Brown succeeds Dan Dugan, who was reassigned after a surge of weekend shootings and homicides. The breaking point came one day last month that saw more than 40 people were shot and eight killed.
Weis also promoted Brown's deputy chief, Nickolas Roti, to head the organized crime unit. Eddie Welch III will become deputy chief of patrol for Area 1 and Anthony Carothers to commander of the 7th District in Englewood.