Police Union Votes 'No Confidence' In Supt. Johnson

Steve Miller
October 23, 2019 - 5:39 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 -- representing the rank-and-file Chicago police officers -- has voted no-confidence in Supt. Eddie Johnson.

An FOP spokesman declined to comment beyond disclosing the vote of the union's board.

The vote comes as the city’s top cop faces heightened scrutiny.

This week, Supt. Johnson said he plans to boycott President Trump's speech this coming Monday to the International Association of Chiefs of Police meeting in Chicago.

And Johnson called for an investigation into his own actions last week, after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle at a stop sign.

He initially had said it had something to do with a change of medication but then told Mayor Lightfoot he had been drinking beforehand.

Johnson made a statement, through police news affairs, saying: "I understand and respect that the Lodge is upset about the decision to not stand with the President. I can't in good conscience stand by while racial insults and hatred are cast from the oval office, or Chicago is held hostage because of our views on new Americans."