Ross Could Replace Ramsey if Chicago Hires Philly Chief


Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey spoke with Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel about ending his career where it started more than 40 years ago by becoming Chicago Police Superintendent, says the Philadelphia Daily News. “Chicago did contact me. They have a process out there that they’re going through,” Ramsey said. “They called just to see if there was any interest. It is my hometown. I can’t just dismiss it. At the same time, I do like it here in Philadelphia.”

Ramsey’s acknowledgment came after Emanuel told the Chicago Sun-Times that he considered Ramsey a “natural for the job” and a “very strong candidate” to replace Jody Weis, who resigned March 1. Ramsey said he and his wife like living in Philadelphia, where his son works as a juvenile-probation officer. The Daily News said Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross would be a top choice to replace Ramsey if he leaves.

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