DC Police Chief Not Interested in Top Job With Chicago Police

Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier turned down an opportunity to lead the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago officials reached out to Lanier to gauge her interest in the job, a Lanier spokesperson told News4. Lanier respectfully declined to be considered for the job.

Chicago has been searching for a new police superintendent since Garry McCarthy was fired.

McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel came under fire after dash-cam video of police shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.

Lanier has been with the Metropolitan Police Department since 1990, the past nine years as chief. She holds master’s degrees in management and national security.

Contact Us