Skip to comments.Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone
Posted on 12/03/2019 1:42:19 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didnt intentionally mislead or deceive anyone about the mid-October night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV.
Johnson, 59, released a statement through his attorney a day after Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired him for ethical lapses, just weeks before he was set to retire. She said an inspector generals report, which hasnt been released publicly, revealed he misled her and the public about the circumstances of that evening and showed flawed decision-making.
Two Chicago newspapers published reports Monday night that seem to contradict Johnsons public account in which he blamed an issue with his medication, saying he felt lightheaded while driving home and fell asleep after pulling over. Lightfoot said hed told her he had a couple of drinks with dinner.
But the Chicago Sun-Times reported he was drinking for hours with a female member of his security detail at a downtown restaurant. The Chicago Tribune reported that the inspector generals investigation includes video showing Johnson drinking for hours with a woman at a Chicago Board of Trade building restaurant. Both newspapers attributed the information to sources they didnt identify.
One thing I want everyone to know is this: I did not intentionally mislead or deceive the Mayor or the people of Chicago, Johnson said in the statement. I acknowledge that I made a poor decision and had a lapse of judgment on the night of October 16. That was a mistake and I know that.
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just weeks before he was set to retire
Well that’s one way to solve Chicago’s pension fund problems.
Jussie sends his love and understanding.
The mayor may have some dirty skirts needing further examination.
Payback for the Chicago PD’s handling of the Smollett hoax? Sure sounds like it.
Sure, you drunk putz.
Ok, who of us has not been out horn dogging it with a female co-worker, had a few drinks and then did not want to mention the details to save the wifie from embarrassment when there was a problem which was exposed? It’s not like he hired two Nigerian brothers to perform sorted acts at 2:00 AM...
He likely didn’t. Everyone knew he was an incompetent sleaze, but the people running the city don’t care.
The ugly, dirty, gritty truth is known to the Second City brothers in blue:
“groot” is their name for Mayor Lightfoot.
Sorry, can't stop laughing...
He'd better be a standup guy. That means he will go to his grave without telling where all the bodies are buried. Otherwise, they are gonna do a Hoffa on his a$$...
Or didn’t care til now...
I think we have all done that, at least a dozen times. 😁👍🤗
I guess this means he would have shown up when POTUS Trump made the Speech to the Police Chiefs Association if there was an Open Bar.
Greta : “How dare you! It was two white guys in MAGA hats that hypnotized him and put him to sleep”.
Wonder what she looks like.
Many years ago, while serving in the Navy, a admiral flew out to our ship, might have been CINCLANT, Commander of the Atlantic Fleet. He had a smoking hot female Marine in his security detail. Perks of the job.
Saw the same thing with one of the Aides for an Air Force General that visited our base in the mid-70s.
Must have got the idea from Catch 22
You could take ALL of the members of the Chicago Police Department who received Merit promotions under Rahm the ballerina and Groot; and swap them with an equal number of hardened felons serving life sentences, and you would improve your citizenry immensely.
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