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Facing new test, Buttigieg pledges openness — with caution

Dec. 8, 2019 8:48 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — In his rise to the top tier of the Democratic race for president, Pete Buttigieg has impressed voters with his unflappable demeanor. But that moderate bearing is being tested as his opponents challenge him to reveal more about his two years working for an international consulting...

Chicago chief's firing again rattles confidence in force

Dec. 7, 2019 10:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a department that, under his leadership, was seeking to restore public confidence since the release of a 2014 video showing a white officer killing a black teenager with 16 gunshots. ...

Buttigieg calls on McKinsey to release list of his clients

Dec. 6, 2019 10:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is calling on his former employer McKinsey & Co. to release a list of the clients he served and to free him from a nondisclosure agreement he signed when he worked there a decade ago. In a statement Friday, he also included a summary of...

Evidence tampering alleged in police chief firing case

Dec. 6, 2019 5:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A female Chicago police officer who was reportedly seen on video drinking with and kissing the now-fired police superintendent the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV has been accused of tampering with a cellphone investigators wanted to examine, a police department...

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” .