Newsviews: Lori Lightfoot

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A field of 39 candidates for Chicago's next police superintendent has been narrowed to three finalists.

When their names were announced Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot called it a "historic moment" and spoke of the need for change.

The finalists include Anne Kirkpatrick, a retired Washington state police chief. She would be the first woman to head the department.

Cedric Alexander is the public safety director in DeKalb County, Georgia, and Eugene Williams is a deputy chief with the Chicago Police Department.

Now it's up to Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make a final decision.

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A field of 39 candidates for Chicago?s next police superintendent has been narrowed to three finalists.

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