Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Fired for ‘Intolerable’ Conduct Just Weeks Before Retirement

Eddie Johnson
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Chicago’s embattled top cop was fired for “intolerable” conduct on Monday, just weeks before he was scheduled to retire.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced police superintendent Eddie Johnson, 59, had been given the boot — telling reporters he misled the public after he was found passed out in his car in October, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“Eddie Johnson intentionally lied to me,” Lightfoot said at a news conference after a city investigation concluded Johnson had engaged in a series of actions that were “intolerable,” the report said.

Officers responding to a 911 call found Johnson asleep in his car near his home in the early hours of Oct. 17.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Ebony Bowden