Chicago police 'cannot wait' for Supt. to depart
While officers call for a real leader, the mayor defends the career FBI agent he hired in 2008 to restore public trust in a Police Department shaken by allegations of brutality and scandal
By Fran Spielman
CHICAGO — Police officers are counting down the days until the departure of Supt. Jody Weis — and cheering Weis' own admission that he's a "contract employee" here for a "finite amount of time" that ends March 1.
"When he first came in, a lot of guys said, 'This guy has potential to be a breath of fresh air.' He had a contract. He could have run this department the way it's supposed to be run. He didn't. The impression of most officers is this department is run by the fifth floor [mayor's office]," said Bill Dougherty, first vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
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