Chicago police superintendent considering retirement

Chicago police superintendent considering retirement

CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he’s considering retirement.

Johnson was at City Hall on Monday for a budget hearing when he told reporters that he is thinking of leaving the job he’s held for more than three years and from a department he joined more than three decades ago. He says his decision has nothing to do with an investigation into a recent incident in which he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

Johnson said he started contemplating retirement last month when he was in London for a Chicago Bears-Oakland Raiders game. He said that trip was his first vacation since becoming superintendent. He says it made him “realize how much of a sacrifice you make.”

Published at Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:52:00 +0000