'Doesn't Matter': City Won't Release Full Report That Led To Firing Of Former Top Cop

Craig Dellimore
July 01, 2020 - 8:35 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot said her administration will not release the Inspector General’s full report about the night former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his SUV.

City Hall this week released video of police officers discovering Johnson asleep in his still-running police SUV last October. But, Mayor Lightfoot said the law only allows release of a full IG report if there is a felony alleged and there’s public interest.

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The mayor concedes there's a lot of interest in this case, but there is no felony.

"We put out what we can put out. We will put out some additional materials, but there is nothing under the law that allows us, under this circumstance, to put out the reports of the Inspector General," she said. "I know that makes people unhappy. I know there are going to be people who write articles saying 'oh the Mayor, blah...' It doesn't matter."

The mayor fired Johnson after she said he lied to her about that night when he’d been out drinking and drove himself home. He was not given a field sobriety test by the officers who found him.