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Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

Dec. 5, 2019 4:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A female officer who was reportedly caught on video kissing then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a popular restaurant in October was transferred weeks later from his personal security detail to another role on the police force, a department spokesman said. Police spokesman...

Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go

Dec. 4, 2019 6:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When fellow officers discovered Chicago’s police chief asleep behind the wheel of his running SUV, they did not conduct any sobriety tests and let their boss drive home — a decision that has thrown a spotlight on what happens when one officer confronts another on patrol. Many...

Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

Dec. 3, 2019 8:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didn’t “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...

The Latest: Johnson says he didn’t ‘intentionally mislead’

Dec. 3, 2019 2:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the firing of Chicago’s police chief (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he did not “intentionally mislead or deceive” anyone about a mid-October night where he was found asleep in his car. Johnson released a...

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Dec. 2, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she has fired Police Supt. Eddie Johnson due to his “ethical lapses”

Dec. 2, 2019 11:48 AM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she has fired Police Supt. Eddie Johnson due to his “ethical lapses” .

Man body-slammed by Chicago officer charged with battery

Dec. 1, 2019 6:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Bail was set at $5,000 Sunday for a 29-year-old man facing battery and other charges after a Chicago police officer body-slammed him onto a street during his arrest. The charges against Bernard Kersh, including aggravated battery of an officer, stem from him spitting at and threatening the...

Big obstacles remain before Chicago gets long-awaited casino

Nov. 30, 2019 9:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After years of pushing a Las Vegas-style casino to boost tourism and much-needed revenue, Chicago’s leaders seemingly hit the jackpot when Illinois lawmakers approved one as part of a massive gambling expansion. But obstacles remain before anyone can place any bets. The city must...

Chicago officer investigated for body-slamming man to ground

Nov. 29, 2019 11:33 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer is being investigated for body-slamming a man who spat on his face, authorities said Friday. Police said the 29-year-old man was hospitalized following the incident Thursday afternoon. The 32-year-old officer also went to a hospital for evaluation. The officer...

Inspiring tale of a Chicago neighborhood that would not die

Nov. 25, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — With the echo of African drums, Fairfield Avenue comes alive. Men, women and children, drawn to their front porches by the pulsing beat, witness an impromptu parade led by 60-year-old Hasan Smith. A long line of well-wishers follows him to the home that he helped rebuild — the first...