Posted on December 3, 2019

Chicago Mayor Fires City’s Top Cop, Over ‘Ethical Lapses’

Associated Press, Washington Times, December 2, 2019

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (Credit Image: Daveakmc / Wikimedia)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday, saying her decision was based his “ethical lapses.”

Lightfoot said she decided to fire Johnson after reviewing an inspector general’s report on its investigation into a recent incident in which he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV.


“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,” Lightfoot said in a statement.