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Johnson retires after Lightfoot fires him
2019-12-05

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Former Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson—fired for allegedly lying to Mayor Lori Lightfoot about his actions in the hours before he was found asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle—officially retired from the department ( as a lieutenant ), The Chicago Tribune reported.

Even though she removed Johnson from the $260,044-a-year position Dec. 2, Lightfoot acknowledged he hadn't yet been taken off the department payroll, even though he had been demoted.

As a lieutenant, Johnson could only be fired by the Chicago Police Board, the city's nine-member police disciplinary panel. However, in Johnson's case, the city never filed administrative charges against him.

On Nov. 7, Johnson announced his plans to retire at the end of the year in a news conference Lightfoot attended.

The full Tribune article is at www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-eddie-johnson-lori-lightfoot-20191204-ev7qmbupzbftvg7k3yoh6pzdxa-story.html .


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