Multiple Chicago police employees are reportedly under investigation over allegations they engaged in a widespread cover-up to protect Former Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. 

The alleged cover-up began Oct. 17, the night Johnson was found slumped over in his police SUV. Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Johnson Monday, as new details emerged about the incident in October. Johnson is seen on video that night, drinking with and repeatedly kissing a woman he promoted to his security detail. Johnson has since responded to the new allegations, releasing a statement through his attorney saying: “I did not intentionally mislead or deceive the mayor or the people of Chicago. I acknowledge that I made a poor decision and had a lapse of judgement on the night of October 16….I have no interest in fighting a battle for my reputation with those who want to question it now.”

Chicago Police employees allegedly helped Eddie Johnson cover up sleeping incident, report says


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