Mayor “launches” CPD narcotics commander after convention name will get “out of hand”


A Chicago Police Division commander this week was reminded of an important rule: By no means get on the mayor’s dangerous aspect. The implications for Commander of Narcotics Ronald Kimble have been swift and unmistakable.

CPD is legendary — or maybe notorious — for giving “comfortable landings” to linked leaders who go astray. Assigning the wayward govt to a do-nothing placeholder publish is frequent.

However Kimble has taken an exceptionally arduous touchdown.

He’s been demoted to lieutenant, moved to the midnight shift, and reassigned to the 24th District in Rogers Park — giving him a every day 23-mile cross-city commute from his residence on the Far South Facet, based on a CPD supply.

The supply stated Kimble was one in every of 21 police division executives who joined a convention name Monday with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Manpower at CPD’s Organized Crime Division, which incorporates Kimble’s former narcotics unit, is being slashed from over 900 cops to 187. 

Kimble, the supply stated, went to bat for his unit, defending his efficiency and making an attempt to justify runaway additional time bills.

“He known as her out,” the supply stated. “She launched him throughout town.”

“He saved making an attempt to inform everybody what narcotics had executed,” based on the supply. “It began getting loud.” Newly-appointed Police Supt. David Brown, who was on the decision, “advised him to close up. It received out of hand.”

Formally, Brown yesterday would solely verify that he had made some personnel strikes this week.

Kimble’s boss in narcotics, Deputy Chief William Bradley, has additionally been returned to the rank of lieutenant. He’ll now be reporting to work at a district station on the Northwest Facet.

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