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Chicago mayor says new police chief will restore trust in the embattled department

Chicago mayor says new police chief will restore trust in the embattled department

Chicago's mayor formally introduced a veteran city cop as the new interim police superintendent Monday, saying he will "restore trust and restore pride" in the embattled department.

"He has the command, the character and the capability to lead the department at this juncture," Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters at a news conference at police headquarters.

Eddie Johnson, a 27-year officer who worked his way up from beat cop to chief of patrol, said he wanted to focus his remarks around one word: "trust."

Johnson cited the importance of trust between officers and residents, police rank and file and command staff, and among police officers...

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