New St. Paul Chief Described As “Renaissance Man”

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Since St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly selected him to replace Police Chief William Finney, John Harrington, who will be sworn in today, has become something of a celebrity, says the Minneapolis Star Tribune. As interested in religion and philosophy as he is in criminals and arrests, Harrington said he fill his department with Renaissance cops who fight crime, speak multiple languages, and are as comfortable discussing modern art as graffiti on the city's underpasses. Harrington, 48, talked about himself, his job and his department. Among questions and answers from a Star Tribune interview: Q: What happened with the . . .

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