Posted on February 7, 2012

Protestors Oppose Appointment of Police Commander in Englewood

WGN TV, February 5, 2012

Protestors gathered outside the Englewood District police station Saturday angry over the appointment of a new police commander.

The group was upset with Mayor Emanuel and Superintendent Garry McCarthy because the new commander, Leo Schmitz, is white.

Schmitz has been a police officer for 26 years and served as the commander of the 8th district and the gang enforcement division.

The group says an African American commander would better serve their district, which covers one of the most crime-ridden areas of the city.


[Editor’s Note: A video report of this story is available at the original article link below.]