Sneed hears rumbles John Timoney, 62, the Irish born former top cop of Philly and Miami, is being floated as a possible pick for Chicago Police superintendent.
Translation: “He’s highly regarded and served with the New York Police force (from 1967 until 1998), where he rose to the No. 2 spot,” said a Sneed source. “He was also a protégé of LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, when Bratton was New York’s Police commissioner. (Sneed is told Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is a big fan of Bratton, who expressed no interest in leaving LA.)
Backshot: Emigrating to America in 1961, Timoney served as Philly’s Police commissioner from 1998 to 2003 before leading Miami’s police force from 2003 to 2010. Timoney “was recruited to be chief in Miami by the business community to reduce police-related shootings,” a source said. He turned around the scandal-ridden department, the source said: “He was highly successful.”
The kicker: Timoney, who is now serving as an advisor to a home security company, is also a close friend of Philly’s police commissioner, Charles Ramsey, who has been reported to be a top contender for the Chicago job.
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