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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was dismissed weeks before his designed retirement due to “ethical lapses” and being “intentionally dishonest” about a argumentative Oct incident, Mayor Lori Lightfoot pronounced Monday in a severe reprove of a city’s former tip cop.
The banishment comes weeks after Johnson announced that he was timid during a finish of a year. Officers found Johnson defunct in his automobile during a stop pointer on Oct. 17 and Lightfoot after pronounced he confessed to her that he had “a integrate of drinks with dinner” before removing behind a circle that night. That occurrence is still being investigated.
“Upon a consummate examination of a materials of a Inspector General’s ongoing investigation, it has turn transparent that Mr. Johnson intent in a array of reliable lapses that are intolerable,” Lightfoot pronounced in a matter Monday. “Mr. Johnson was intentionally prejudiced with me and communicated a account full with fake statements per element aspects of a occurrence that happened in a early morning hours of Oct 17.
“Had we famous all a contribution during a time, we would have relieved him of his duties as superintendent afterwards and there,” she added.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has been dismissed by a city’s mayor.
EDDIE JOHNSON RETIRING AFTER THREE YEARS AT THE HELM
Lightfoot went on to contend that Johnson “has misled a people of Chicago.”
“The 13,400 sworn and municipal members of a Chicago Police Department who work tough any day merit a personality who they can trust in,” she said.
Johnson, a local Chicagoan, hold only about any arrange in his some-more than 3 decades career on a force. He was named superintendent in 2016 by then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had dismissed Superintendent Garry McCarthy after a recover of the video of Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Johnson, afterwards a halt chief, hadn’t even applied, though Emanuel eschewed a recommendations of a military house and chose him.
Johnson also has come underneath curse gibe from President Trump, both on Twitter and in a new Chicago debate that Johnson boycotted to a inhabitant discussion of military chiefs in that Trump called a city a breakwater for criminals.
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During a news discussion in early Nov in that Johnson announced his retirement, Mayor Lori Lightfoot pronounced he’d concluded to offer by a finish of a year.
“These stars can infrequently feel like you’re carrying a weight of a world,” pronounced Johnson, whose uniform includes 4 stars on any shoulder. “This pursuit has taken the toll, taken a fee on my health, my family, my friends.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.