Chicago’s mayor fired the city’s police chief for ‘intolerable actions’ after a mysterious series of events, saying it wouldn’t be ‘fair’ to his ‘wife or children’ to describe what he did
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, on Monday following an investigation into the police chief’s conduct.
She said his firing was effective immediately. Johnson previously said he would retire at the end of the month after more than 30 years with the police department and three years as superintendent.
The firing came after an internal investigation into Johnson’s conduct on the night of October 16 and early morning of October 17, when Johnson was found asleep at a stop sign in his police-issued SUV.
Lightfoot said Johnson had intentionally misled her and the public about his conduct.
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired the city’s police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, over “intolerable actions” and “ethical lapses” in connection to Johnson’s behavior on October 17. Lightfoot refused to reveal the exact details of the incident in order to be “fair” to Johnson’s family.
Lightfoot announced on Monday morning that Johnson had been fired, effective immediately, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The firing came after an internal investigation by the inspector general’s office into the evening of October 16 and early morning of October 17, when Johnson was found asleep at a stop sign in his police-issued SUV.
Lightfoot said 59-year-old Johnson had intentionally misled her and the public about his conduct the night of the incident.
The lead up to Johnson’s firing included a number of events, including:
At 12:30 a.m. on October 17, police found Johnson asleep in a running car at a stop sign in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago.
When police approached his car, Johnson rolled his window down partway, flashed his badge, and drove off, sources told the Tribune.
Johnson told Lightfoot he had a “couple of drinks with dinner” and said he fell asleep at the stop sign as a result of a …read more
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