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CPD head Johnson found lying down in car
2019-10-17

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for an internal investigation on himself after officers responding to a call found him lying down in a car the previous night, The Chicago Tribune noted.

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said alcohol did not play a role in the incident, to his knowledge, but that Johnson had changed his medication earlier this week and wasn't feeling well as he drove home from a dinner after work on Oct. 16.

A statement sent to Windy City Times read, "At approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Superintendent Eddie Johnson pulled over and parked his vehicle near his home after feeling lightheaded. A passerby called 911 and reported a person asleep at a stop sign. Responding Officers arrived at the scene, and checked on the Superintendent's well being. Officers did not observe any signs of impairment, and the Superintendent drove himself home.

"The following morning, an internal investigation into the incident was opened at the Superintendent's request. The Superintendent opened this investigation because, as he put it, 'whether you are [a] Police Officer or a Superintendent, all Officers ought to be held to the highest standard.'"


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