Shortly after retiring from an impressive law enforcement career, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey signed on the help the troubled Chicago Police Department deal with some of its issues.
Three months later, Ramsey is moving on.
“Chief Ramsey originally agreed to act as a consultant on a limited basis, but because of his own commitments can no longer play that formal role. However, he has agreed to continue serving the new superintendent as an informal adviser free of charge,” newly appointed Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was quoted as saying in an emailed statement.
“I’m personally grateful for all the invaluable assistance Chief Ramsey has already provided and that, despite his many commitments, he will continue as an informal adviser to me in making CPD a model police department . . . Chief Charles Ramsey has played an important role in helping guide the Chicago Police Department as we continue implementing reforms to rebuild trust with residents.”
However, insiders say Ramsey might have decided to leave because there wasn’t much he could do to help out.
From the Chicago Sun Times:
“…sources described Ramsey as troubled by the degree to which the mayor’s office attempts to micromanage the Chicago Police Department — so much so that he urged top brass to “man up.”