Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, said on Monday she had fired the police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, due to his “ethical lapses”.
She said her decision was based on a review of an inspector general’s report on its investigation into a recent incident in which he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV, and his acknowledgment to the mayor that he had had a “couple of drinks” with dinner that night. Lightfoot did not provide additional detail.
Johnson announced in November that he would retire at the end of the year after more than 30 years with the department.
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