Chicago Aldermen Move To Remove 'Interim' From Acting Police Superintendent's Title

johnson
Eddie Johnson speaks to the media after Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, announced that he was appointing him the interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department at CPD Headquarters in Chicago on Monday, March 28, 2016. Johnson didn't apply for a chance to become Chicago's police chief, but the department's chief of patrol could address many challenges facing Emanuel and a city reeling from a police shooting scandal. Teresa Crawford / AP
johnson
Eddie Johnson speaks to the media after Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, announced that he was appointing him the interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department at CPD Headquarters in Chicago on Monday, March 28, 2016. Johnson didn't apply for a chance to become Chicago's police chief, but the department's chief of patrol could address many challenges facing Emanuel and a city reeling from a police shooting scandal. Teresa Crawford / AP

Chicago Aldermen Move To Remove 'Interim' From Acting Police Superintendent's Title

To become police superintendent - you have to first apply to the police board - a civilian committee. They then pick three finalists.

But this year - Mayor Rahm Emanuel went around that process - appointing Johnson as the interim superintendent. Many aldermen say they’re a little uneasy about this - but they’ll likely vote to make an exception so the mayor can give Johnson the full-time gig. Alderman Roderick Sawyer says he thinks most of the black caucus will support that.