On Nov. 7, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson confirmed that he would step down from his post, effective at the end of the year, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Johnson made the announcement with his family and Mayor Lori Lightfoot at his side. He insisted that the timing had nothing to do with his health ( having undergone a successful kidney transplant in August 2017 ) or the ongoing investigation surrounding him being found slumped over in a running vehicle last month.
He said he began seriously thinking about retirement while attending a ceremony in August honoring three officers who died in the line of duty last year.
In 2016, then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in a surprise move, chose Johnson when he was dissatisfied with the three finalists the Chicago Police Board selected to succeed Garry McCarthy.