Andy Keller, President and CEO of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, issued the following statement upon the selection of former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, an MMHPI Board Member and Senior Fellow, as Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department:
Chief David Brown is an exceptional public safety executive, a bold leader, and the true embodiment of a public servant, dedicated to improving the lives of people everywhere he goes. As a board member of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Chief Brown has helped Texas transform criminal justice systems to address mental health issues, and health systems to better partner with law enforcement in response to mental health crises. The City of Chicago has made an excellent selection for Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. We will miss Chief Brown’s visionary leadership in Texas, and we look forward to seeing the impact he will bring to the people of Chicago in this important new role.