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Gary, Indiana Gets New Police Chief

Gary, Indiana has a new police chief to lead Northwest Indiana’s largest police force. Gary police chief Larry McKinley’s resignation was announced this weekend after more than 3 years on the job. It came following a week where the city experienced three homicides. Gary’s Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson says McKinley’s departure is unrelated to recent events. Lt. Richard Allen, a 23-year veteran, was sworn in as chief Monday. Allen, who grew up in Gary, also helped to swear in six new police recruits giving the police force a total of 182 officers.

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