David Brown Resigns as Chicago Police Superintendent After Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Defeat

On Tuesday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown announced his resignation, effective March 16th, one day after Mayor Lori Lightfoot lost her re-election bid.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) released a statement, saying that Brown had served the city of Chicago with “honor and distinction” for the past three years.

Brown, who previously served as the Chief of Police in Dallas, Texas, was appointed by Lightfoot in April of 2019. During his tenure, Brown implemented a variety of reforms to the CPD, including the expansion of body-worn cameras and the introduction of a “neighborhood policing” model.

In his resignation letter, Brown thanked Lightfoot for her “commitment to the city of Chicago and the CPD,” and said that he was “proud of the progress that has been made” during his time as Superintendent.

Lightfoot also released a statement, saying that Brown had “led the CPD with integrity, courage and compassion.” She also praised his “transformative leadership” and thanked him for his “dedication and service” to the city.

The CPD has yet to announce who will replace Brown as Superintendent.