The Top Stories Of 2019 On CBSChicago.com2019 was a busy year in the news in Chicago – from a historic election that brought a new mayor into office to a scandal that forced a police superintendent out. But the Jussie Smollett saga was the big show-stopper here on CBSChicago.com.
Eddie Johnson Transferred Woman He Was With At Bar In Days After He Was Found Slumped In CarConfirmation tonight of a job change for the female Chicago police officer connected to the Eddie Johnson scandal.
Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPDThe 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.
Eddie Johnson Officially Retires, But His Firing Was Technically A Demotion, Attorney SaysMayor Lori Lightfoot may have announced the firing of now ex-police superintendent Eddie Johnson in a no-holds barred news conference, but it didn't mean he was booted from the police department.
Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins Making Major Changes After Eddie Johnson Controversy, DismissalInterim police Supt. Charlie Beck wasted no time Tuesday – bumping a district commander down to a captain.
About 20 Top-Ranking CPD Officers Plan To Retire In Wake Of Former Supt. Eddie Johnson's FiringSources told CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot about 20 high-ranking officers are planning to retire. Most of those officers were appointed to their current positions by Johnson, whom Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired on Monday.
Day After Firing, Eddie Johnson Denies He Misled Mayor Lightfoot, But Admits 'Lapse of Judgment'Former police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Tuesday acknowledged he "made a poor decision and had a lapse of judgment" when police officers found him slumped over in his vehicle, but denied that he misled the mayor over his actions.
Sources: Former Police Supt. Johnson Was Drinking With Woman Who Was Not His Wife Before Being Found Slumped Over In SUVFormer Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson had been out drinking with a woman who was not his wife hours before he was found slumped over the steering wheel in October, sources told CBS 2.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson For Lying About Incident When He Fell Asleep At The Wheel Of His Car“It has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of actions that are intolerable for any leader in a position of trust,” she said Monday morning at City Hall.
A Look At Interim CPD Superintendent Charlie BeckWith Eddie Johnson now fired instead of retired, it's unclear how much Beck will rely on him for guidance.
Eddie Johnson's Time As Police Superintendent Started With Ambition, Ended With ControversiesNow-fired police Supt. Eddie Johnson's rise was called inspirational, but his fall has been dramatic.
A Look At Chicago's Interim Top Cop: Charlie Beck"He's a very strict disciplinarian. He doesn't mess around. He's a cop's cop."
Charlie Beck Named Interim Chicago Police Superintendent, As Eddie Johnson RetiresThe day after Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he would retire at year's end, Mayor Lori Lightfoot moved quickly to name an outsider, former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, as interim superintendent.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Confirms He's Retiring At The End Of The Year; 'It’s Time For Someone Else To Pin These Four Stars To Their Shoulders'Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson will be stepping down, amid an inspector general's investigation into the incident in which he was found slumped over in his Chevy Tahoe after he'd been drinking at a dinner with friends last month.
Who Will Replace Police Supt. Eddie Johnson? Mayor Lightfoot Not Talking YetWith Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson now retiring, we don’t yet have any idea who will replace him on a permanent basis – though there are interim candidates on the horizon.