Chicago's Top Cop Fired Before Retirement: Mayor
Despite planning to serve through the end of the year before his retirement, Chicago's top cop was abruptyl fired a month early, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday. Lightfoot said Supt. Eddie Johnson "engaged in a series of actions intolerable for any leader in a position of trust," citing both the results of an inspector general's report on the shooting of Laquan McDonald and allegations he lied about what happened the night he was found slumped behind the wheel of a car in the city. Read Supt.
CPD superintendent fired : Eddie Johnson ‘intentionally misled the people of Chicago and he intentionally Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday summarily fired the retiring police superintendent she had In a letter to City Council members, Lightfoot assured aldermen the “ decision was not made
( CHICAGO ) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city ’s retiring police superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent Johnson’s conduct was “not only unbecoming but demonstrates a series of ethical lapses and flawed decision - making .”
Eddie Johnson, who was for what Mayor Lori Lightfoot called a "series of ethical lapses," defended himself Tuesday saying that he has ended his career "with my integrity intact."
"I did not intentionally mislead or deceive the Mayor or the people of Chicago," he said in a statement, while also acknowledging "I made a poor decision and had a lapse of judgment" in connection to an October incident in which he wasbehind the wheel of his car.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson For Lying About Incident When He Fell Asleep At The Wheel Of His Car
“It has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of actions that are intolerable for any leader in a position of trust,” she said Monday morning at City Hall. “The finding of the inspector general’s report regarding Mr. Johnson, which I recently reviewed, makes clear that Eddie Johnson engaged in conduct that is not only umbecoming, but demonstrated a series of ethical lapses and flawed decision-making that is inconsistent with having the privilege of leading the Chicago Police Department.Mayor Lightfoot says Supt. Johnson's actions were "intolerable" for any leader in a position of trust.
Chicago ’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, said on Monday she had fired the police superintendent , Eddie Johnson, due to his “ethical lapses”. She said her decision was based on a review of an inspector general’s report on its investigation into a recent incident in which he was found asleep behind the
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced on Nov. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired the retiring police superintendent , Eddie Johnson, who she accused of lying about an incident in which he was found asleep at the wheel of his car a few blocks from his home after
"That was a mistake and I know that," Johnson, 59, added. "However, I have no interest in fighting a battle for my reputation with those that want to question it now. Reputations are not built in a day and not damaged in a day either. They are the result of years of living. We reap what we sow in this world."
Johnson's first public comments following his unexpected firing on Monday shed no further light on what occurred after midnight on Oct. 17 as well as in the hours leading up to his decision to drive home.
Lightfoot has declined to share details about what happened that evening and how she says Johnson repeatedly lied to her afterwards. An investigation into Johnson's actions being conducted by the city's Office of Inspector General remains ongoing, although Lightfoot said the details in it may eventually become public.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot fires Chicago’s police superintendent weeks before his retirement: ‘Eddie Johnson intentionally lied to me’
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for intentionally misleading the public and acting unethically in relation to the night where he was found asleep in his car after drinking. Lightfoot said Johnson had engaged in a series of actions that are “intolerable.” “Eddie Johnson intentionally lied to me,” Lightfoot said at a morning news conference. As a result of the Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for intentionally misleading the public and acting unethically in relation to the night where he was found asleep in his car after drinking.
CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Chicago ’s police superintendent on Monday and accused him of lying to her about the circumstances under which he was found asleep in a parked S.U.V. in October.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Police Union’s President, Kevin Graham, defended the officer’s actions in a statement made on Sunday, saying, “his actions Abruptly and unexpectedly, late Monday morning, Lightfoot announced that she had fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was
She said she reviewed the inspector general's report and videotape evidence to come to her decision.
A source confirmed tothat Johnson had been out to dinner that evening with a female colleague of the police department. The source also said Johnson has not yet seen the video to which the mayor is referring.
In announcing Johnson's firing, Lightfoot said he had "told me something that happened that night that turned out to be fundamentally different than what he portrayed to me and what he portrayed to members of the public."
"Perhaps worst of all," she said, "Mr. Johnson has misled the people of Chicago."On Monday, Lightfoot alluded to Johnson's actions having an effect on his family, and didn't want to go into detail because "I don't feel like it is appropriate or fair to Mr. Johnson's wife or children to do so at this time."
A driver first reported to 911 that Johnson was slumped behind his steering wheel at about 12:30 a.m. in front of a stop sign near his home. A breathalyzer test was not administered at the scene, but according to, Lightfoot said Johnson had later told her that he had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before the incident.
‘Terrifying day:’ 17-year-old shot by student resource officer inside Waukesha South High School
WAUKESHA — Waukesha police say a suspect has been taken into custody after gunshots were fired inside Waukesha South High School on Monday morning, Dec. 2. Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack spoke with the media and indicated around 10:15 a.m., a student at the school reported that another student brought a handgun to school — and was in possession of it. A Student Resource Officer (SRO) immediately responded to the classroom where the suspect student was located.Officials say the SRO made efforts to secure the classroom by getting the other students to safety. Other Waukesha officers also responded to the school.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired police superintendent Eddie Johnson weeks before his scheduled retirement after the city ’s top watchdog found he engaged in a series of Mayor Lori Lightfoot fires Chicago ’s police superintendent weeks before his retirement: ‘Eddie Johnson intentionally lied to me ’.
Chicago mayor fires the city ’s top cop — less than one month before he was set to retire. FILE — In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks in Chicago . Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she has fired Police Supt. Johnson due to his “ethical lapses” Monday, Dec.
Johnson told reporters in October that he pulled over because he wasn't feeling well, and that while he had changed out his old blood pressure medication, he failed to take his new prescription. Last month, Lightfoot continued to laud Johnson for his service in the department — he began his career as a patrol officer in 1988 — as he announced he planned to retire as superintendent at the end of this year.
But Lightfoot's announcement on Monday took the city by surprise.
In his statement, Johnson, a Chicago native who grew up in public housing, thanked both Lightfoot and her predecessor, Rahm Emanuel, who tapped him to lead the nation's second-largest municipal police force in 2016 at a time of turmoil following the.
He also thanked the interim superintendent, former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, who began his duties on Monday, as well as the people of Chicago who have "treated me with respect and decency during these past few years, even when we had disagreements about particular issues."
At an unrelated news conference Tuesday, Beck said he remains friends with Johnson and will continue to seek his advice during this transition."I'll say this, none of us are perfect and everybody makes mistakes, but we have to live with that," Beck said.
Officer tied to ousted police chief scandal probed for possible evidence tampering .
She was allegedly seen drinking with then-police superintendent Eddie Johnson before he was found asleep in his vehicle.Cynthia Donald is under investigation for allegedly damaging her police-issued mobile phone and removing the SIM card, which stores the cellphone data. The device reportedly had been sought as potential evidence by the city's Office of Inspector General, which is investigating Johnson over the October drinking incident.