Chicago Police Superintendent Fired For Ethical Lapses
Chicago Police Superintendent Jussie Smollett: The Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson who initially handled the Jussie Smollet case has been let go, for “a series of ethical lapses”, NBC Reports.
Eddie was also one of the very loud voices who challenged Jussie Smollett‘s innocence in his racist and homophobic attack. He will however, no longer be involved in the case.
Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the news detailing how Eddie’s “intolerable” practices led to her decision.
She said Eddie had lied to her severally about the narrative, and every time she questioned him, he insisted that he was telling the truth.
A police officer called 911 after Eddie was found asleep at the wheel one night around midnight. A breathalyzer was not conducted but Eddie allegedly admitted that he had a couple of drinks that night.
Chicago Police Superintendent Jussie Smollett
Mayor Lightfoot however, declined more information on what made her lose trust in Eddie.
“I don’t feel like it is appropriate or fair to Mr. Johnson’s wife or children to do so at this time,” she said adding how video evidence “makes it clear that the only choice that I had to take was the one that I’ve taken. There’s no gray area here.”
Brief History Of Events
In January, American actor Jussie Smollett reported to the police that he was attacked by two white men. He said they threw racial and homophobic slurs at him. Also, they physically attacked him and poured bleach on him.
This allegation later proves to be false.
The charges are later dropped, in exchange for community service and forfeiting his $10,000 bond.
The FBI is investigating this dismissal.
Public figures and fellow actors took to social media to lend their support to Smollett.