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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Fired For “Dishonesty”

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Fired For “Dishonesty”

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Fired For “Dishonesty”

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Chicago Superintendent Eddie Johnson was fired today, just a few weeks before his retirement.

Fox News reports that Mayor Lori Lightfoot terminated the longterm chief after he was allegedly dishonest about a controversial incident in October.

The incident in question occurred on Oct. 17 when police officers reportedly found Johnson asleep in his car at a stop sign. Johnson initially blamed it on exhaustion and his medication, but, Lightfoot later revealed that Johnson had confessed to her about having “a couple of drinks with dinner” before driving.

“Upon a thorough review of the materials of the Inspector General’s ongoing investigation, it has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of ethical lapses that are intolerable,” Lightfoot said in a statement on Monday. “Mr. Johnson was intentionally dishonest with me and communicated a narrative replete with false statements regarding material aspects of the incident that happened in the early morning hours of October 17.”

“Had I known all the facts at the time, I would have relieved him of his duties as superintendent then and there.”

Johnson has served in the force for over three decades. He became superintendent in 2016.

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