Chicago’s Top Cop Quits After Voters Bounce His Ally Lightfoot

  • Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, leader of one of the nation’s largest police agencies, announced his resignation Wednesday.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a statement saying Brown informed her of his departure Wednesday.
  • “I accepted his resignation and want to commend him for his accomplishments not just for the department but the entire city,” she said.
  • Brown became head of the department during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. His tenure was rocked by an increase in crime amid calls to defund police departments nationwide.
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