Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was on the front lines dragging Jussie Smollett, was fired by Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday for living foul and lying about it.
Get into the news report below.
Mayor Lightfoot also took to Twitter to release a statement regarding Eddie Johnson’s firing, just weeks before he was set to retire.
My full statement from today's announcement regarding Eddie Johnson. pic.twitter.com/7eMHyYm6eN— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) December 2, 2019
The Chicago Tribune had this scoop:
Sources told the Chicago Tribune that the city inspector general’s office, which has been investigating the October incident, obtained video footage showing Johnson drinking for a few hours on the evening of Oct. 16 with a woman who was not his wife at the Ceres Cafe, a popular restaurant and bar at the Chicago Board of Trade building.
Later that night, when officers responded to a 911 call near Johnson’s home in the Bridgeport neighborhood about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 17, Johnson rolled down the window on his police vehicle partway, flashed his superintendent’s badge and drove off, sources said.
Whew, 2019 was NOT a good year for Chicago!