North Chicago's Interim Police Chief Abruptly Quits

Michael Hosking was on the job for less than one week

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    The man who last week was named temporary chief of the North Chicago Police Department is already out of a job.

    Michael Hosking quit Tuesday, a North Chicago alderman confirmed to NBC Chicago. Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. reportedly said Hosking wasn't a good fit for the job.

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    The sudden development comes as the community continues to deal with several cases of alleged abuse by police officers. Just a week ago, the former Lake Forest police chief took over for Mike Newsome, who was placed on administrative leave.

    Rockingham last month overruled a split City Council vote to suspend Newsome following the November death of 45-year-old Darrin Hanna. Hanna was allegedly beaten by police responding to a domestic incident and died a week later.

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    The city reportedly has paid about $1.3 million to settle a half dozen police brutality claims during Newsome's six-year tenure.

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