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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires Police Supt. Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires Police Supt. Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Supt. Eddie Johnson Monday, blasting him for repeatedly lying about an incident in which he was found slumped over the wheel. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires Polic...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires Police Supt. Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires Police Supt. Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Supt. Eddie Johnson Monday, blasting him for repeatedly lying about an incident in which he was found slumped over the wheel. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires Polic...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'

"We do want to get things moved along as expeditiously as we can, and we are starting the process of engaging them," she said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In ...→

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

She flatly denied the FOP’s “stalling” charge and said she will “get to them” once the arbitration process with police supervisors is completed. The supervisors contract is typically negotiated first, the mayor said.... Your go-to guide for theater in our city. Read full article: Lightfoot denies stalling police contrac...→

Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPD

Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPD

The mayor also denied the police union's claim that she fired Johnson in order to make the case for hiring a department outsider as the next superintendent. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun I...→

Chicago police superintendent's firing raises hopes mayor can fix department

Chicago police superintendent's firing raises hopes mayor can fix department

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to oust Johnson this week "shows how serious she is about wanting to clean up the department," one observer said. Read full article: Chicago police superintendent's firing r...→

Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer employed by Chicago Police Department

Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer employed by Chicago Police Department

Johnson remained on the city’s payroll Tuesday, returning to his career service rank of lieutenant, but the mayor’s office said Wednesday that he had officially retired. Read full article: Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer ...→

FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun in firing Supt. Eddie Johnson

FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun in firing Supt. Eddie Johnson

For Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham, it’s a matter of due process denied and an inspector general with a history of "swaying things the way he likes to see them." Read full article: FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun ...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Fired Chicago police superintendent denies lying about car incident

Fired Chicago police superintendent denies lying about car incident

Eddie Johnson said he didn't "intentionally mislead or deceive" anyone about the night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV. Read full article: Fired Chicago police superintendent deni...→

Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics pack fundraiser for Lightfoot PAC

Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics pack fundraiser for Lightfoot PAC

Aldermen who voted with Mayor Rahm Emanuel got support from a super PAC created to re-elect Emanuel and boost his City Council majority. Now, Lightfoot is following suit — and will have plenty of money to throw around. Read full article: Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics p...→

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he didn't deceive mayor

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he didn't deceive mayor

Johnson, who was fired after more than three years as head of the police department, did acknowledge: "I made a poor decision." Read full article: Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddi...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Two Chicago newspapers citing sources they’re not identifying are reporting that the city’s fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the night officers found him hunched over the wheel of his SUV Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop over ‘Intolerable Lies’

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop over ‘Intolerable Lies’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired Superintendent Eddie Johnson over the "intolerable lies" she says he told her about being found asleep at the wheel. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop ov...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie Johnson's actions 'intolerable'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie Johnson's actions 'intolerable'

Despite announcing his retirement last month, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has been fired by Mayor Lori Lightfoot for "intolerable" actions and for being "dishonest." Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie...→

Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him

Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him

Lightfoot will interview South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as part of a presidential forum hosted by Accelerator for America Action and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Read full article: Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘M...→

Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in Backyard After Jan. 1

Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in Backyard After Jan. 1

No, you shouldn't be ticketed for smoking weed in your own backyard or on your balcony once recreational cannabis becomes legal in Illinois next year, Chicago's mayor and police said. Read full article: Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in B...→

Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Officer Appears in Court

Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Officer Appears in Court

A man charged with assault and resisting police was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, one week after a Chicago police officer body slammed him to the ground during his arrest, a confrontation that... Read full article: Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Offic...→

Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s Proposed 2020 Budget

Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s Proposed 2020 Budget

People packed a public hearing in Minneapolis Wednesday night to share their opinions on next year's budget. Read full article: Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis...→

Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Department

Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Department

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is officially off of the city’s payroll, days after he was fired from his position as the head of the second-largest police department in the United States. Read full article: Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Depa...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at in Wrightwood

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at in Wrightwood

The officer was in his personal vehicle when a male suspect fired shots at him, police said. Read full article: Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at ...→

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. To find out more or to opt-o Read full article: Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly s...→

Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson speaks out, claims he did not mislead mayor or public

Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson speaks out, claims he did not mislead mayor or public

The police chief fired by Chicago’s mayor this week for committing "series of ethical lapses" was seen having drinks with a woman who wasn’t his wife in the hours leading up to an Oct. 17 incident in which he was found asleep in his car, two of the city’s top newspapers are now reporting. Read full article: Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief's firing

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief's firing

Two Chicago newspapers citing sources they're not identifying are reporting that the city's fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the night officers found him hunched over the wheel of his SUV Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

A man wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform and a surgical mask robbed a currency exchange business inside The Shops at North Bridge on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Monday night, police said. Read full article: Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Curre...→

Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over 'Intolerable' Actions

Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over 'Intolerable' Actions

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot abruptly fired the city's top cop Monday, terminating Supt. Eddie Johnson over allegations he "intentionally misled" both her and the public. NBC 5's Carol Marin has an analysis of the situation. Read full article: Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over '...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Ticket Pot Smokers For Lighting Up In Their Own Yards

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Ticket Pot Smokers For Lighting Up In Their Own Yards

"An individual using cannabis in their own backyard or balcony poses no direct threat to public safety, and no resident should be arrested or ticketed solely for such a scenario," the mayor said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Tick...→

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

The mayor says she "understands the frustration" of police officers. But she questioned whether the FOP can take its demand for an 18% pay hike over three years to arbitration. Read full article: Lightfoot denies stalling police contrac...→

Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson officially retires, removed from payroll

Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson officially retires, removed from payroll

The police superintendent fired by Chicago’s mayor this week for committing a “series of ethical lapses” related to an October incident in which he was found asleep in his car has now officially retired from the department – and is off its payroll. Read full article: Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson...→

Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘armed encounter’ in East Garfield Park

Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘armed encounter’ in East Garfield Park

They were shot about 8:30 p.m. at Springfield Avenue and Wilcox Street, according to Fire Department officials. Read full article: Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘a...→

Chicago Police employees allegedly helped Eddie Johnson cover up sleeping incident, report says

Chicago Police employees allegedly helped Eddie Johnson cover up sleeping incident, report says

Multiple employees in the Chicago Police Department are now being investigated alongside fired superintendent Eddie Johnson for allegedly helping him cover-up an Oct. 17 incident in which he was found asleep in his car, a report says. Read full article: Chicago Police employees allegedly helpe...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Baltimore mayor warns of white van trying to 'snatch up young girls'; police say no reports

Baltimore mayor warns of white van trying to 'snatch up young girls'; police say no reports

As Baltimore grapples with an ever-growing homicide rate, the city's mayor raised eyebrows on Monday when he voiced concern about a mysterious white van roaming the streets with someone trying to "snatch up young girls" — something that has been refuted by his own police force.  Read full article: Baltimore mayor warns of white van tryin...→

Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins Making Leadership Changes

Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins Making Leadership Changes

Interim police Supt. Charlie Beck wasted no time Tuesday – bumping a district commander down to a captain. Read full article: Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins...→

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police criticized Facebook for not allowing undercover cops to use fake profiles to pursue gun and drug dealers on the platform. Read full article: Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly s...→

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Chicago police say investigators have arrested more than 50 people accused of using private Facebook groups and messages to sell guns or drugs Read full article: Chicago police blame Facebook for illega...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Chicago’s fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the mid-October night officers found him sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV, according to two newspapers citing... Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

A man wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform and a surgical mask robbed a currency exchange business inside The Shops at North Bridge on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Monday night, police said. NBC 5's Patrick Fazio reports. Read full article: Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago...→

Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Lightfoot said she was firing Johnson "with cause" for lying about a drinking and driving incident. CBS Chicago's Dana Kozlov reports. Read full article: Chicago mayor fires Police Superintenden...→

Police Torture in Chicago

Police Torture in Chicago

An archive of articles by John Conroy on police torture, Jon Burge, and related issues Read full article: Police Torture in Chicago...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'

"We do want to get things moved along as expeditiously as we can, and we are starting the process of engaging them," she said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In ...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Ticket Pot Smokers For Lighting Up In Their Own Yards

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Ticket Pot Smokers For Lighting Up In Their Own Yards

"An individual using cannabis in their own backyard or balcony poses no direct threat to public safety, and no resident should be arrested or ticketed solely for such a scenario," the mayor said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Tick...→

Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in Backyard After Jan. 1

Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in Backyard After Jan. 1

No, you shouldn't be ticketed for smoking weed in your own backyard or on your balcony once recreational cannabis becomes legal in Illinois next year, Chicago's mayor and police said. Read full article: Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in B...→

Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPD

Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPD

The mayor also denied the police union's claim that she fired Johnson in order to make the case for hiring a department outsider as the next superintendent. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun I...→

Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson officially retires, removed from payroll

Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson officially retires, removed from payroll

The police superintendent fired by Chicago’s mayor this week for committing a “series of ethical lapses” related to an October incident in which he was found asleep in his car has now officially retired from the department – and is off its payroll. Read full article: Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson...→

Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s Proposed 2020 Budget

Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s Proposed 2020 Budget

People packed a public hearing in Minneapolis Wednesday night to share their opinions on next year's budget. Read full article: Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis...→

Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer employed by Chicago Police Department

Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer employed by Chicago Police Department

Johnson remained on the city’s payroll Tuesday, returning to his career service rank of lieutenant, but the mayor’s office said Wednesday that he had officially retired. Read full article: Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer ...→

Chicago Police employees allegedly helped Eddie Johnson cover up sleeping incident, report says

Chicago Police employees allegedly helped Eddie Johnson cover up sleeping incident, report says

Multiple employees in the Chicago Police Department are now being investigated alongside fired superintendent Eddie Johnson for allegedly helping him cover-up an Oct. 17 incident in which he was found asleep in his car, a report says. Read full article: Chicago Police employees allegedly helpe...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins Making Leadership Changes

Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins Making Leadership Changes

Interim police Supt. Charlie Beck wasted no time Tuesday – bumping a district commander down to a captain. Read full article: Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins...→

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. To find out more or to opt-o Read full article: Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly s...→

Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics pack fundraiser for Lightfoot PAC

Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics pack fundraiser for Lightfoot PAC

Aldermen who voted with Mayor Rahm Emanuel got support from a super PAC created to re-elect Emanuel and boost his City Council majority. Now, Lightfoot is following suit — and will have plenty of money to throw around. Read full article: Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics p...→

Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson speaks out, claims he did not mislead mayor or public

Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson speaks out, claims he did not mislead mayor or public

The police chief fired by Chicago’s mayor this week for committing "series of ethical lapses" was seen having drinks with a woman who wasn’t his wife in the hours leading up to an Oct. 17 incident in which he was found asleep in his car, two of the city’s top newspapers are now reporting. Read full article: Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Chicago’s fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the mid-October night officers found him sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV, according to two newspapers citing... Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief's firing

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief's firing

Two Chicago newspapers citing sources they're not identifying are reporting that the city's fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the night officers found him hunched over the wheel of his SUV Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Lightfoot said she was firing Johnson "with cause" for lying about a drinking and driving incident. CBS Chicago's Dana Kozlov reports. Read full article: Chicago mayor fires Police Superintenden...→

Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over 'Intolerable' Actions

Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over 'Intolerable' Actions

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot abruptly fired the city's top cop Monday, terminating Supt. Eddie Johnson over allegations he "intentionally misled" both her and the public. NBC 5's Carol Marin has an analysis of the situation. Read full article: Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over '...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie Johnson's actions 'intolerable'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie Johnson's actions 'intolerable'

Despite announcing his retirement last month, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has been fired by Mayor Lori Lightfoot for "intolerable" actions and for being "dishonest." Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie...→

Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him

Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him

Lightfoot will interview South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as part of a presidential forum hosted by Accelerator for America Action and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Read full article: Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘M...→

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

She flatly denied the FOP’s “stalling” charge and said she will “get to them” once the arbitration process with police supervisors is completed. The supervisors contract is typically negotiated first, the mayor said.... Your go-to guide for theater in our city. Read full article: Lightfoot denies stalling police contrac...→

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

The mayor says she "understands the frustration" of police officers. But she questioned whether the FOP can take its demand for an 18% pay hike over three years to arbitration. Read full article: Lightfoot denies stalling police contrac...→

Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Officer Appears in Court

Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Officer Appears in Court

A man charged with assault and resisting police was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, one week after a Chicago police officer body slammed him to the ground during his arrest, a confrontation that... Read full article: Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Offic...→

Chicago police superintendent's firing raises hopes mayor can fix department

Chicago police superintendent's firing raises hopes mayor can fix department

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to oust Johnson this week "shows how serious she is about wanting to clean up the department," one observer said. Read full article: Chicago police superintendent's firing r...→

Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘armed encounter’ in East Garfield Park

Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘armed encounter’ in East Garfield Park

They were shot about 8:30 p.m. at Springfield Avenue and Wilcox Street, according to Fire Department officials. Read full article: Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘a...→

Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Department

Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Department

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is officially off of the city’s payroll, days after he was fired from his position as the head of the second-largest police department in the United States. Read full article: Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Depa...→

FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun in firing Supt. Eddie Johnson

FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun in firing Supt. Eddie Johnson

For Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham, it’s a matter of due process denied and an inspector general with a history of "swaying things the way he likes to see them." Read full article: FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun ...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Baltimore mayor warns of white van trying to 'snatch up young girls'; police say no reports

Baltimore mayor warns of white van trying to 'snatch up young girls'; police say no reports

As Baltimore grapples with an ever-growing homicide rate, the city's mayor raised eyebrows on Monday when he voiced concern about a mysterious white van roaming the streets with someone trying to "snatch up young girls" — something that has been refuted by his own police force.  Read full article: Baltimore mayor warns of white van tryin...→

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at in Wrightwood

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at in Wrightwood

The officer was in his personal vehicle when a male suspect fired shots at him, police said. Read full article: Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at ...→

Fired Chicago police superintendent denies lying about car incident

Fired Chicago police superintendent denies lying about car incident

Eddie Johnson said he didn't "intentionally mislead or deceive" anyone about the night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV. Read full article: Fired Chicago police superintendent deni...→

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police criticized Facebook for not allowing undercover cops to use fake profiles to pursue gun and drug dealers on the platform. Read full article: Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly s...→

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he didn't deceive mayor

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he didn't deceive mayor

Johnson, who was fired after more than three years as head of the police department, did acknowledge: "I made a poor decision." Read full article: Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddi...→

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Chicago police say investigators have arrested more than 50 people accused of using private Facebook groups and messages to sell guns or drugs Read full article: Chicago police blame Facebook for illega...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Two Chicago newspapers citing sources they’re not identifying are reporting that the city’s fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the night officers found him hunched over the wheel of his SUV Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

A man wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform and a surgical mask robbed a currency exchange business inside The Shops at North Bridge on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Monday night, police said. NBC 5's Patrick Fazio reports. Read full article: Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago...→

Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

A man wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform and a surgical mask robbed a currency exchange business inside The Shops at North Bridge on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Monday night, police said. Read full article: Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Curre...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop over ‘Intolerable Lies’

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop over ‘Intolerable Lies’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired Superintendent Eddie Johnson over the "intolerable lies" she says he told her about being found asleep at the wheel. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop ov...→

Police Torture in Chicago

Police Torture in Chicago

An archive of articles by John Conroy on police torture, Jon Burge, and related issues Read full article: Police Torture in Chicago...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'

"We do want to get things moved along as expeditiously as we can, and we are starting the process of engaging them," she said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In ...→

Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him

Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him

Lightfoot will interview South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as part of a presidential forum hosted by Accelerator for America Action and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Read full article: Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘M...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Ticket Pot Smokers For Lighting Up In Their Own Yards

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Ticket Pot Smokers For Lighting Up In Their Own Yards

"An individual using cannabis in their own backyard or balcony poses no direct threat to public safety, and no resident should be arrested or ticketed solely for such a scenario," the mayor said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Tick...→

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

She flatly denied the FOP’s “stalling” charge and said she will “get to them” once the arbitration process with police supervisors is completed. The supervisors contract is typically negotiated first, the mayor said.... Your go-to guide for theater in our city. Read full article: Lightfoot denies stalling police contrac...→

Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in Backyard After Jan. 1

Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in Backyard After Jan. 1

No, you shouldn't be ticketed for smoking weed in your own backyard or on your balcony once recreational cannabis becomes legal in Illinois next year, Chicago's mayor and police said. Read full article: Mayor, CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Pot in B...→

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

The mayor says she "understands the frustration" of police officers. But she questioned whether the FOP can take its demand for an 18% pay hike over three years to arbitration. Read full article: Lightfoot denies stalling police contrac...→

Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPD

Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPD

The mayor also denied the police union's claim that she fired Johnson in order to make the case for hiring a department outsider as the next superintendent. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun I...→

Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Officer Appears in Court

Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Officer Appears in Court

A man charged with assault and resisting police was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, one week after a Chicago police officer body slammed him to the ground during his arrest, a confrontation that... Read full article: Man Body Slammed by Chicago Police Offic...→

Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson officially retires, removed from payroll

Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson officially retires, removed from payroll

The police superintendent fired by Chicago’s mayor this week for committing a “series of ethical lapses” related to an October incident in which he was found asleep in his car has now officially retired from the department – and is off its payroll. Read full article: Fired Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson...→

Chicago police superintendent's firing raises hopes mayor can fix department

Chicago police superintendent's firing raises hopes mayor can fix department

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to oust Johnson this week "shows how serious she is about wanting to clean up the department," one observer said. Read full article: Chicago police superintendent's firing r...→

Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s Proposed 2020 Budget

Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s Proposed 2020 Budget

People packed a public hearing in Minneapolis Wednesday night to share their opinions on next year's budget. Read full article: Police Funding Criticized In Minneapolis...→

Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘armed encounter’ in East Garfield Park

Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘armed encounter’ in East Garfield Park

They were shot about 8:30 p.m. at Springfield Avenue and Wilcox Street, according to Fire Department officials. Read full article: Suspect shot by Chicago police during ‘a...→

Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer employed by Chicago Police Department

Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer employed by Chicago Police Department

Johnson remained on the city’s payroll Tuesday, returning to his career service rank of lieutenant, but the mayor’s office said Wednesday that he had officially retired. Read full article: Mayor’s office: Eddie Johnson no longer ...→

Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Department

Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Department

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is officially off of the city’s payroll, days after he was fired from his position as the head of the second-largest police department in the United States. Read full article: Johnson Retires From Chicago Police Depa...→

Chicago Police employees allegedly helped Eddie Johnson cover up sleeping incident, report says

Chicago Police employees allegedly helped Eddie Johnson cover up sleeping incident, report says

Multiple employees in the Chicago Police Department are now being investigated alongside fired superintendent Eddie Johnson for allegedly helping him cover-up an Oct. 17 incident in which he was found asleep in his car, a report says. Read full article: Chicago Police employees allegedly helpe...→

FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun in firing Supt. Eddie Johnson

FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun in firing Supt. Eddie Johnson

For Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham, it’s a matter of due process denied and an inspector general with a history of "swaying things the way he likes to see them." Read full article: FOP president: Lightfoot jumped the gun ...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alleged Cover-Up: Report

More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, according to a new report indicating that more Chicago police employees are under investigation for an alleged... Read full article: Chicago Police Employees Engaged in Alle...→

Baltimore mayor warns of white van trying to 'snatch up young girls'; police say no reports

Baltimore mayor warns of white van trying to 'snatch up young girls'; police say no reports

As Baltimore grapples with an ever-growing homicide rate, the city's mayor raised eyebrows on Monday when he voiced concern about a mysterious white van roaming the streets with someone trying to "snatch up young girls" — something that has been refuted by his own police force.  Read full article: Baltimore mayor warns of white van tryin...→

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at in Wrightwood

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at in Wrightwood

The officer was in his personal vehicle when a male suspect fired shots at him, police said. Read full article: Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at ...→

Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins Making Leadership Changes

Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins Making Leadership Changes

Interim police Supt. Charlie Beck wasted no time Tuesday – bumping a district commander down to a captain. Read full article: Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins...→

Fired Chicago police superintendent denies lying about car incident

Fired Chicago police superintendent denies lying about car incident

Eddie Johnson said he didn't "intentionally mislead or deceive" anyone about the night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV. Read full article: Fired Chicago police superintendent deni...→

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. To find out more or to opt-o Read full article: Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly s...→

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly selling guns, drugs using Facebook as digital flea market

Chicago police criticized Facebook for not allowing undercover cops to use fake profiles to pursue gun and drug dealers on the platform. Read full article: Chicago police arrest 53 for allegedly s...→

Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics pack fundraiser for Lightfoot PAC

Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics pack fundraiser for Lightfoot PAC

Aldermen who voted with Mayor Rahm Emanuel got support from a super PAC created to re-elect Emanuel and boost his City Council majority. Now, Lightfoot is following suit — and will have plenty of money to throw around. Read full article: Who’s-who of women in Chicago politics p...→

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he didn't deceive mayor

Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he didn't deceive mayor

Johnson, who was fired after more than three years as head of the police department, did acknowledge: "I made a poor decision." Read full article: Fired Chicago Police Superintendent Eddi...→

Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson speaks out, claims he did not mislead mayor or public

Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson speaks out, claims he did not mislead mayor or public

The police chief fired by Chicago’s mayor this week for committing "series of ethical lapses" was seen having drinks with a woman who wasn’t his wife in the hours leading up to an Oct. 17 incident in which he was found asleep in his car, two of the city’s top newspapers are now reporting. Read full article: Fired Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson...→

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Chicago police say investigators have arrested more than 50 people accused of using private Facebook groups and messages to sell guns or drugs Read full article: Chicago police blame Facebook for illega...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Chicago’s fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the mid-October night officers found him sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV, according to two newspapers citing... Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

Two Chicago newspapers citing sources they’re not identifying are reporting that the city’s fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the night officers found him hunched over the wheel of his SUV Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief's firing

Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief's firing

Two Chicago newspapers citing sources they're not identifying are reporting that the city's fired police chief was having drinks with a woman for hours the night officers found him hunched over the wheel of his SUV Read full article: Reports shed new light on Chicago police...→

Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

A man wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform and a surgical mask robbed a currency exchange business inside The Shops at North Bridge on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Monday night, police said. NBC 5's Patrick Fazio reports. Read full article: Video Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago...→

Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Currency Exchange

A man wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform and a surgical mask robbed a currency exchange business inside The Shops at North Bridge on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Monday night, police said. Read full article: Man in Police Uniform Robs Chicago Curre...→

Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago mayor fires Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Lightfoot said she was firing Johnson "with cause" for lying about a drinking and driving incident. CBS Chicago's Dana Kozlov reports. Read full article: Chicago mayor fires Police Superintenden...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop over ‘Intolerable Lies’

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop over ‘Intolerable Lies’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired Superintendent Eddie Johnson over the "intolerable lies" she says he told her about being found asleep at the wheel. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop ov...→

Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over 'Intolerable' Actions

Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over 'Intolerable' Actions

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot abruptly fired the city's top cop Monday, terminating Supt. Eddie Johnson over allegations he "intentionally misled" both her and the public. NBC 5's Carol Marin has an analysis of the situation. Read full article: Lightfoot Fires Chicago's Top Cop Over '...→

Police Torture in Chicago

Police Torture in Chicago

An archive of articles by John Conroy on police torture, Jon Burge, and related issues Read full article: Police Torture in Chicago...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie Johnson's actions 'intolerable'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie Johnson's actions 'intolerable'

Despite announcing his retirement last month, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has been fired by Mayor Lori Lightfoot for "intolerable" actions and for being "dishonest." Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls Eddie...→