Former Chicago police superintendent sued for alleged sexual misconduct
CHICAGO — Former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson allegedly committed “shockingly violent” acts of sexual assault against his former driver, an officer who was with him on the controversial night that ultimately led to his firing last year.In a lawsuit filed late Wednesday, Officer Cynthia Donald said Johnson raped and abused her repeatedly for more than three years, and later destroyed evidence of that abuse on his cellphone when the city Inspector General was investigating his conduct.The stunning allegations further complicate a case that has already brought significant embarrass...
At least 5 Chicago police officers face suspension after probe of former boss Eddie Johnson's conduct
CHICAGO — At least five Chicago police officers — including a commander — face suspension after city Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s investigation into the October 2019 incident where then-police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his city-issued SUV, the Chicago Tribune has learned.Deering District Cmdr. Don Jerome, the highest-ranking officer of the five, was to receive up to a 28-day suspension for his role in the incident, according to sources familiar with the matter. Reached by telephone Tuesday afternoon, Jerome declined to comment.At least four officers f...
Chicago mayor fires police chief for 'ethical lapses'
Washington (AFP) - The mayor of Chicago fired the police chief on Monday of the third-largest city in the United States, six weeks after he was found asleep slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.Mayor Lori Lightfoot said police superintendent Eddie Johnson, who had been scheduled to retire at the end of the year, had been dismissed with immediate effect."It has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of ethical lapses that are intolerable," Lightfoot said in a statement.Johnson, who was named to head Chicago's 13,400-strong police force in 2016, was found asleep in his vehicle at a s...