Group wants Eddie Johnson to be named permanent top cop

A coalition supporting Chicago's new Interim Police Supt. Eddie Johnson wants the city to make the appointment permanent.

A group of business people, community activists and faith leaders said Johnson should lead the department.

The Chicago Police Board has been tasked with reopening the application process and making a new list of finalists after Mayor Rahm Emanuel tapped Johnson for the position.

The coalition said the former chief of patrol is the right man for the job.

Emanuel picked Johnson even though he never applied for the position and was not selected by the police board.
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