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Chicago's top cop had ‘couple of drinks' before passing out in car at stop sign: mayor


Added 10-20-19 11:18:02am EST - “Chicago's top cop had "a couple of drinks" before he was found slumped over asleep in his car at a stop sign ?" but his officers let him leave without any tests, the city's mayor has rev?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Chicago’s top cop had ‘couple of drinks’ before passing out in car at stop sign: mayor”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Chicago’s top cop had “a couple of drinks” before he was found slumped over asleep in his car at a stop sign — but his officers let him leave without any tests, the city’s mayor has revealed.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson, 59, had called for an internal affairs investigation into himself after he was found asleep in his car close to home in the early hours Thursday.

The police leader, on a $260,044-a-year salary, blamed new medication for the scandal — but later admitted to drinking before trying to drive home, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The mayor refused to speculate on whether Johnson — who was not tested for his alcohol level by his officers, who let him continue driving home — was fit to drive.

“I can’t say that. I don’t think you can say that. But no matter what, we’ve got to let the investigation play itself out,” Lightfoot told the Sun-Times.

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