Chicago mayor's top cop pick faces public questions in community meeting

Larry Snelling, who is Mayor Brandon Johnson's choice for Chicago's next police superintendent, is one step closer to filling that position.

To be confirmed, the Chicago City Council must hold a hearing and vote. But first, Snelling must participate in public hearings as mandated by city ordinance. The hearings are hosted by the commission that selected him as one of the top three candidates for the superintendent position before Mayor Johnson nominated him.

In the first of four expected meetings, both commission members and the public had the opportunity to engage with Snelling. During the session, Snelling emphasized his commitment to honesty and his dedication to keeping Chicagoans safe.

"The one thing that I do know about the mayor, is that I'm a truth teller, I'm going to tell him the truth, and he welcomes that," Snelling stated.

The confirmation process will continue as Snelling seeks to assume the role of Chicago's police superintendent, pending the City Council's approval.