BREAKING: Chicago’s top cop expected to announce retirement

NOVEMBER 6, 2019

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Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to later this week announce he will retire as the city’s top cop, sources said.

His departure would be announced as city Inspector General Joseph Ferguson continues to investigate an incident into police officers finding Johnson asleep in his car last month. He later told the mayor he had a few drinks earlier that evening.

The article goes on to state the following:

The disclosure about his future comes a day after he told reporters at City Hall he was contemplating retirement but insisted he wasn’t stepping down because of the ongoing inspector general investigation.

Johnson reportedly made the following statement as his reason for retiring: “I have given 31 years now to this city, and almost four as superintendent. You know, but I recognize also that at some point it’s time to create another chapter in your life. And I will tell you all this: When my family and I went to London for the Bears game, that’s the first vacation like that that I’ve had since I became superintendent. And I looked at my family and it made me realize how much of a sacrifice you make for your family when you take on positions like this.”

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