Panel begins reviewing candidates for Chicago police chief

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board says it has begun its review of candidates to become the city's next police superintendent.

Friday was the application deadline, and the board's president says there are candidates from inside and outside the Chicago Police Department as well as some with military experience.

About 100 people offered the Police Board advice and criticism at a meeting last week to solicit community input on the search. Among them were activists who have been criticizing the department since the release of a video showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by a white police officer. The protests resulted in the resignation of Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

Police Board President Lori Lightfoot says they are "looking for the person who can best be an agent of change."

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