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Chicago police superintendent fired due to "ethical lapses"

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he's retiring after more than 30 years with the department, saying this is "the only home I've ever known." He made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday morning, a few hours after his spokesman confirmed the widespread speculation that Johnson was stepping down. (NBC)
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he's retiring after more than 30 years with the department, saying this is "the only home I've ever known." He made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday morning, a few hours after his spokesman confirmed the widespread speculation that Johnson was stepping down. (NBC)(KWQC)
Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 11:17 AM CST
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she has fired Police Supt. 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 wheel of his SUV, and his acknowledgment to the mayor that he'd had a 'couple of drinks" with dinner that night. Lightfoot didn’t provide additional detail.

Johnson announced in November that he would retire at the end of the year after more than 30 years with the department.

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