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Former Supt.  Garry McCarthy named suburban Willow Springs police chief – NBC Chicago

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has landed a new job as the acting chief of police in suburban Willow Springs.

Officials say McCarthy will be introduced as the new chief on Thursday morning and is expected to be installed as the department’s permanent chief at a village council meeting later this month.

“The people of Willow Springs support our police department and we appreciate living in a safe community,” Mayor Melissa Neddermeyer said in a statement. “We have confidence in his leadership to oversee our police operations, as he is an experienced and well-trained professional.”

McCarthy was hired by former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the city’s police department in 2011. He remained in that role until late 2015, when he was fired by Emanuel as a result of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by former CPD officer Jason Van Dyke. .

McCarthy would later run for mayor of Chicago in 2019, receiving just 2.66% of the vote in a crowded field.

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