Supt. Johnson Discusses Attack On Three Officers

Bob Roberts
October 11, 2018 - 6:00 am

WBBM Newsradio


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Is this week’s incident in which a Chicago police officer was hit over the head with a two-by-four before being locked inside a house with two fellow officers a new norm? 

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson doubts it.

Johnson said Wednesday that it took "incredible restraint" on the part of the officers to draw their guns but never fire. 

As for four suspects charged, Johnson said it is evidence of a lack of respect and said that if these individuals want to "act like fools," then that is how they should be treated.    

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 officials have said they fear that the Van Dyke verdict will prompt officers to hesitate and be killed.

Two of the four suspects were ordered held without bond during Tuesday court appearances.