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William G. Gross was named the city of Boston’s first African-American police commissioner Monday, The Boston Globe reported.

Gross will succeed Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, who is leaving the post in August to run the public safety department at Boston College, according to the newspaper.

Gross will become commissioner after serving as superintendent-in-chief to Evans, and will become the first person of color to lead the department, according to the Globe.

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