Will CPD Supt. Weis stay through May?

February 28, 2011 3:21:33 PM PST
Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis' contract expires Tuesday and it isn't clear if he'll stay on through the rest of Mayor Daley's term.

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he will not renew Weis' contract, but the police superintendent said he is keeping his options open for staying in Chicago.

Weis, who has been criticized for his salary, his experience- which did not include time on the CPD, and his personnel changes, spoke Sunday.

"When this position ends, then I will probably look into doing something else. Hopefully I will be able to do something in Chicago. If not, I will go to where a career would lead me. We'll have to see what happens," Supt. Weis said.

Mayor Richard M. Daley brought in Weis, who had a career with the FBI, to run the CPD as an outsider after several embarrassing incidents with Chicago police officers. It is not clear if Supt. Weis will stay on through May, when Daley steps down as mayor.

"I hope so. It's only about two months," Daley said. The mayor said he has yet to ask Weis. "No not yet."

Weis was not available on Monday and a spokesperson did not say whether or not he would stay through May if asked by Mayor Daley. Officials would not comment on how much Weis, who is the highest paid superintendent in Chicago, would make during that period.