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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. When fellow officers discovered Johnson 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. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

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...

FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. When fellow officers discovered Johnson 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. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

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...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks as Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announces his retirement after more than three years leading the department in Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot  fired Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Monday Dec. 2, 2019, due to his

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...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks as Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announces his retirement after more than three years leading the department in Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot  fired Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Monday Dec. 2, 2019, due to his

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...