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High-Profile Big-City Chiefs Depart In 2009

December 16, 2009  | 

 

Atlanta

Out: Richard Pennington

In: George Turner (interim)

Why: Pennington had battled with the city's police union, who questioned his absence during several high-profile crimes, including the killing of a 92-year-old during a botched drug raid.

Dallas

Out: David Kunkle

In: Pending

Why: In November, Kunkle announced he would retire by April after more than five years as chief. Kunkle said it was the "right time to go," after 38 years with a department where he started as a patrol officer.

Detroit

Out: James Barren

In: Warren Evans

Why: In August, Evans took over a city that was at the top of the nation in homicides and violent crimes. A former sheriff, he promised to tame the "wild wild West" climate.

Houston

Out: Harold Hurtt

In: Pending

Why: Houston's mayor-elect Annise Parker called for new police leadership in December after criticizing the command staff for a 40 percent budget increase over six years without hiring additional officers.

Los Angeles

Out: William Bratton

In: Charlie Beck

Why: Bratton left in October, following the lifting of the consent decree imposed after the Rampart scandal. He took a job at a private security firm in New York, where he had previously served as police commissioner.

Tags: Police Chiefs, William Bratton


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