Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown has announced his resignation and return to Texas following Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s defeat in her re-election bid.
Brown, who served as the chief of the Dallas Police Department from 2010 to 2016, will take a position as the chief operating officer of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkin’s law firm, Loncar Lyon Jenkins.
“Superintendent David O. Brown informed me that he would be resigning as Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department effective March 16,” Lightfoot announced in a press release.
“I accepted his resignation and want to commend him for his accomplishments not just for the department but the entire city,” Lightfoot continued.
The outgoing mayor touted Brown’s record as superintendent, including “setting a record number of illegal gun recoveries for two consecutive years; leading a double digit reduction in violent crime in 2022; significant, consistent progress on the consent decree; standing up a full time recruitment team … significantly expanding the resources for officer wellness; and promoting more women to the senior exempt ranks than ever before.”
Brown’s time in Chicago was also marked by a 64% increase in major crime categories.
Brown was nominated by Lightfoot for the position in 2020 and was unanimously confirmed by the Chicago City Council.
“First Deputy Eric Carter will be appointed as interim superintendent until a new Mayor is sworn in,” the release explained.
In his resignation, Brown explained, “It has been an honor and a privilege to work alongside the brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
“I will continue to pray that all officers return home to their families safe at the end of their shift. May the Good Lord bless the city of Chicago and the men and women who serve and protect this great city,” he added.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told The Dallas Express, “I’ll miss him at the Major Cities Chiefs table, but I’m sure he will do well in his new position. Recognizing the sacrifices it takes to lead any law enforcement agency, I’m also hopeful he will have balance and more peace in his life. His new role is well earned.”
In addition to the crime spike, police brass apparently had concerns about Brown’s leadership abilities during his time in Chicago.
One police supervisor reportedly told the Chicago Sun-Times that Brown’s record “shows a lack of leadership.”
“I can’t think of one member of the command staff that is willing to back him,” he alleged, per the Sun-Times. “We all agreed Brown was driving CPD into the ground. Zero confidence in his ability to lead the department.”
Others, however, including Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, view Brown in a more favorable light.
“Chief David Brown is a proven leader and a tremendous person of integrity,” Jenkins wrote in a Twitter announcement of Brown’s hiring. “My law partner Ted Lyon and I could not be more thrilled that he is joining our team.”
Clay Jenkins acquired the personal injury law firm after the death of prominent local attorney Brian Loncar. Jenkins did so while acting as executor of Loncar’s estate, despite the objections of several family members, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
During the lawsuits surrounding the purchase, Jenkins was accused of using his position as county judge to influence DPD accident reports in order to benefit his clients while Chief Brown was in office, as The Dallas Express reported last year.
isn’t that the law firm “the hammer” who killed himself with drugs welcome to the team
– Adler is “the hammer”
– Loncar was “the strong arm”
– Jenkins is the “tiny tyrant” who joined Lyon and bought out Loncar’s business, after he died
It’s more like stole the company from the family after Loncar’s death…
Yeah, this is the same guy who had five of our finest walk into a BLM demonstration without weapons. They were easy targets. And wasn’t his son a felon who got shot by the police for a crime in Dallas? Yeah birds of a feather.
You sound just like the lying FOX FAKE NEWS MORONS , cops without weapons, YOU ARE SCUM.
Everyone has skeletons in their closets .. I wonder what yours is 😂😂😂
At least I’m not a murderer. Care to bring yours out? Hmmm.
Pitiful and hateful.
I remember Brown stating ‘we’re not getting any help’ from the news media after that attack. I thought that was pretty limp considering outlets like The DMN were running daily BLM propaganda pieces over what the Washington Post arrest database showed was essentially a single digit annual death count disagreement over whether unjustified police instigated deaths per population percentage (higher black death ratios) or unjustified deaths per police interactions (more white deaths per interaction) should be the main consideration.
Since the failure of ‘defund the police’ and the failure of de-policing in crime hot spots has become evident it is apparent that the latter metric should be the main consideration if the actual motivation is to save exponentially more black lives by reducing violent crime in dangerous neighborhoods.
The young man who killed the policemen, was a former Soldier who lived in Mesquite Texas, let’s get the lie straight.
Chief Brown’s son was killed by the police Chief in Lancaster. He called Chief Brown that he had to have the trigger pulled. That Police Chief was Chief Brown’s best friend.
The BLM March had nothing to do with BLM. Because that guy was shouting at them too. Always starting some mess. Chief Humphrey’s is now the Chief in Little Rock the former Governor of Arkansas recruited him from Norman Oklahoma.
Oh joy. The do-gooders, the liberal left who have grown just as fat on the public trough as their conservative brethren on the right, now exporting Chicago incompetents to Dallas. Rats leaving the sinking ship and who gives them shelter? Why, Dallas. Look around Dallas and what do you see? Potholed streets. Squalor everywhere. World-class city my derriere. And it’s getting worse; much worse!
Ask our two US Senators when will we get the money for the infrastructure in Texas? McConnell met President Biden at the Bridge between Kentucky and Ohio. Ask them like the Minority Senator did. We also pay for Road & Bridges when we register our cars.
Ask our Politicians in Texas. Barking up the wrong streets. Oh yea where is our surplus money. We don’t need the left because the “RIGHT” runs the State of Texas.
Sure hope Dallas likes the guy, because he was AWFUL in Chicago. And as far as judges, the worst you could have in Dallas is Clay Jenkins, who is a part of why judges need to be closely watched when voting records to find out who they actually serve.
Tell the truth, Chicago was Bad when Brown was here.
Chicago has been bad for the last 90 years
Why is he the worst judge.. JUST ASKING
Chicago, crime rate is down. Criminals in Chicago are happy he is gone because the have learned he will put a bomb up there you know what.
Dallas’s crime rate is currently higher then California, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. Texas has 4 of the highest crime rates in the following cities. Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. The border cities crime rate is the lowest. Look it up!
Why would Dallas like him if Jenkins likes him?
Because he is a human being.
Dallas continues to be a Garbage Dumpster….
We need to empty the dumpster with you in it.
Are you looking in Garbage Dumpsters, Mr. Christianity ✝️
The Chickens come home to roost
Clay Jenkins needs to find another line of work. His choice of personnel leaves me cold. His choice bombed in Chicago. NOT what Dallasites need as a “leader”. Not what Dallas needed during Covid. BOO Clay Jenkins!
This is for his law firm not any county business. That being said Jenkins is a blight on this community.
Brown continues to fail upwards. A 64% increase in violent crime does not reflect a job well done in my book.
Sounds like the Chicago Police Department couldn’t wait to get rid of him.
Anyone who served in Lightfoot’s administration should be banned from public service for life. How many young men and children died In Chicago under their watch. Answer: too many.
Just wait. Clay Jenkins is obviously grooming David Brown “the idiot from Chicago” for another high political office or appointed position right here in Dallas, so he’s about to be Big D’s mess to deal with once again.
Unbelievable! Why would a respectable police chief join the law firm of a bench rodent?
I will always remember the decision that Chief Brown made in 2016 when a shooter killed several police.
I will also remember how obama the satanist came to Dallas and maligned the police on Chief Brown’s watch.
What a Lie. He praised Chief Brown for protecting all of his policemen. So sad but we know who, what and why you lie like that.
I gotta say: “I’m glad not to live in Chicago.”
People in Chicago say the same thing about Dallas too many Christian Hypocrites.
Can someone take Clay Jenkins away from Dallas county?
DFW we say the same thing about you. When leave, you go too. ADIOS, don’t let the “WALL” hit you.