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Former Spokane Police Chief named as finalist for Chicago's new Chief

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CHICAGO -

Three finalists have been selected in the hunt for Chicago's new police chief, and one name will ring a bell with Spokane residents: Anne Kirkpatrick.

Chicago's former Police Chief was fired in the scandal that followed a white officer's shooting of a black teenager 16 times.
    
Kirkpatrick is one of three finalists for the job. Kirkpatrick retired from the Spokane Police Department in January 2012 after serving as Chief for six years. If she is chosen, Kirkpatrick would become the first woman to lead Chicago's police force. 
    
The other two finalists are Cedric Alexander, the public safety director in Georgia's DeKalb County, and Eugene Williams, a deputy chief in Chicago who also was a finalist for the job in 2011.
    
The final choice lies with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who also is under fire in the police accountability scandal. Emanuel fired former superintendent Garry McCarthy after officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder for shooting Laquan McDonald.

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