The statement said the changes will start with new appointments to the police board, which oversees the police chief. He said that announcement is "forthcoming."
The full statement is as follows:
"Our police department must be a place where every community member and every officer is respected and treated with dignity. Employment decisions in the department must be made on merit and who is best for the job.
For months, I have been listening to council members, police board members, the police chief, activists and community leaders about the police department's future.