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Chicago mayor fires police chief weeks before his retirement, accusing him of lying

Chicago mayor fires police chief weeks earlier than his retirement, accusing him of mendacity

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday regardless that he was about to retire, accusing him of mendacity to her about an incident in October when patrol officers discovered him sleeping in his automobile.

Johnson’s termination comes weeks after he introduced his retirement after main the second-largest U.S. police power for 3 years, saying that the job had taken a toll on his well being, household and mates.

In the early morning of Oct. 17, cops discovered Johnson, 59, in his automobile. He initially mentioned he had fallen asleep resulting from blood strain medicine, however native media later reported that he had instructed Lightfoot he had a “couple of drinks” earlier than driving.

At a information convention, Lightfoot refused to reveal particulars of her accusations towards Johnson, saying solely that there have been inconsistencies between what he instructed her and what she noticed on a video recording of the incident.

“He told me something that happened that night that turned out to be fundamentally different than what he portrayed to me and portrayed to members of the public,” she mentioned.

Lightfoot mentioned that it turned clear that Johnson “engaged in a series of actions that are intolerable for any leader in a position of trust” after she reviewed the town’s ongoing investigation.

“Mr. Johnson failed the hard-working members of the Chicago Police Department. He intentionally misled the people of Chicago and he intentionally misled me,” she mentioned.

Johnson didn’t remark to native media on Monday when requested in entrance of his residence about his termination.

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Johnson mentioned when he introduced his retirement on Nov. 7 that he would keep on the job by the remainder of the yr to assist with the transition to a successor. Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was made Chicago’s interim police superintendent a day later.

Lightfoot mentioned on Monday that if she knew the reality, she wouldn’t have participated within the “celebratory” press convention held to announce Johnson’s retirement.

“We require a leader whose actions reflect the integrity and legitimacy of what it means to be a Chicago Police Officer,” Lightfoot mentioned. “I am confident that incoming Interim Superintendent Beck is such a leader.”

Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama, Matthew Lewis and Dan Grebler

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