The voted 4-3 to install Ernest Brown, deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police Department’s patrol division, as Darien’s new police chief.
Before the vote, Brown addressed questions about his police record by explaining issues residents have raised over the past few days.
Aldermen Sylvia McIvor, Joe Marchese and Joerg Seifert voted against Brown’s appointment. Each voiced concerns over the process the city used to select Brown as the top candidate.
Aldermen Halil Avci, Tina Beilke, John Poteraske and Ted Schauer voted to install Brown.
This story is developing. Check back later this evening for a full report on Monday’s city council meeting.