Former CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy named interim chief of Willow Springs police

A news conference announcing the appointment is set for Thursday morning in the southwest suburb.

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Then-Supt. Garry McCarthy, right, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel last month. AP file photo

Then-Supt. Garry McCarthy, right, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Former Chicago Police Department Supt. Garry McCarthy has been hired as the interim police chief of Willow Springs.

Willow Springs Mayor Melissa Neddermeyer said in a statement Wednesday that “we are confident in (McCarthy’s) leadership to oversee our police operations because he is an experienced and well-trained professional.”

A news conference announcing the appointment is set for Thursday morning in the southwest suburb. McCarthy will be sworn in at a village board meeting later in April.

The former chief of police of Willow Springs, James Ritz, resigned, the village said in a statement.

McCarthy rose through the ranks of the NYPD and took the job of superintendent of CPD in 2011. He resigned in 2015 at the request of then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel after fallout from the release of a tape showing police fatally shooting Laquan McDonald.

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