- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Board received advice and criticism during a forum held to get the public’s input on what attributes the city’s next police superintendent should have.

The meeting late Tuesday at Kennedy-King College attracted about 100. Among them were activists who have been criticizing the department since the release last month of a video showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer. The protests resulted in the resignation of Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

The board has set a deadline of Jan. 15 for applications from superintendent candidates. It will interview them before three are recommended to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his final decision.

Activist Ja’Mal Green told the board he was “looking at the mayor’s puppets.” He added the community needs to pick who the superintendent is or “it will just be business as usual.”

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