Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to later this week announce he will retire as the city’s top law enforcement officer, sources told the Chicago Tribune.
Last month Johnson engaged in a war of words with President Donald Trump and chose not to attend as Trump gave an address to the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in Chicago.
Johnson is also under investigation over an incident into police officers finding him asleep in his car last month. He later told the mayor he had a few drinks earlier that evening.
Johnson said he has been “toying with” retirement “for some time.” He has served as police superintendent since spring 2016 when he was appointed by then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Johnson has served with the Chicago PD for 31 years.
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday evening he could neither confirm nor deny Johnson’s departure.