Philadelphia Top Cop Ramsey May Go To Chicago

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There is growing speculation that Philadelphia’s top cop may take a similar job in Chicago.

Mayor Michael Nutter says there’s been no decision and he hopes Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey stays in Philadelphia.

Nutter confirms that Commissioner Ramsey has been in touch with Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel about becoming police chief in the Windy City.

Ramsey, 60, is from Chicago and began his law enforcement career there.

But Nutter says Ramsey has not yet made up his mind.

“He has nowhere near made any kind of decision,” Nutter told KYW Newsradio today. “But he has already said publicly that when faced with that kind of circumstance, it’s something you have to think about.”

Nutter hired Ramsey at the start of this first term after a national search, and of course is hoping Ramsey decides to stay.

“I want Police Commissioner Ramsey here in Philadelphia,” Nutter says.

Reported by Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  • Jim Wilmer

    He did keep the cops in line. Without him these bad cops would still be on the force. How many of these cops threatened and even killed citizens; how long was this going on before he got here. Hope he stays!!!

  • lou broder

    I am sure Nutter can find another incompetent to be the commish.

  • grumpy

    If he goes to Chicago then he can receive 2 pensions when he retires instead of opting for the DROP program. Either way, it’s the money thing.

  • Frank Graff

    I still don’t think this guy is a quitter. Give us some more time commish.

  • CAPS

    NAH NAH NAH GOOD BYE ! Hey at least he fired over 20 stealing, lying, cheating cops

  • Nick Terranova

    Take a hike.

  • Linda D Bryant

    Good riddance!!!!

  • about time

    Milton Street said ” get out of town”, now that’s impressive

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