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.
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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.