Chicago’s recently elected mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has fired the Windy City’s top cop, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, over the “intolerable lies” she says he told her about what caused him to be found asleep at the wheel in October.
Lightfoot fired Johnson on Monday despite his announcement late last month that he intended to resign by the end of the year.
After the news of the incident broke, the 31-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) announced that he would retire at the end of December.
But while Lightfoot allowed Johnson to set up a graceful exit last month, she abruptly reversed course this week by outright fringing him “for cause.”
Johnson was intentionally dishonest with me and communicated a narrative replete with false statements regarding material aspects of the incident that happened in the early morning hours of October 17,” Lightfoot said on Monday morning according to the Chicago Tribune.