Monday, December 2, 2019

Disgraced Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Allegedly Caught By City Inspector General Drinking at Ceres With Woman The Night CPD Units Were Called to Check on Him Sleeping in City Issued Vehicle

Disgraced fired former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson wasn't only drinking and driving back in October of 2019, that same night just before a passer-by called 911 to report him asleep in the city issued vehicle he drove, the Chicago Tribune reported on 02 December 2019 that a source reported to them that Johnson was seen drinking at Ceres with a woman who was not his wife. Ceres is a cafe' at the Chicago Board of Trade Building.

Earlier on 02 December, 2019, during the press conference where Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Johnson's termination from the Chicago Police Department, Lightfoot dropped a hint that something was awry that she could not publicly disclose to prevent hurting Johnson's family. We now know what that remark was about. We also now know that it is alleged that Johnson abused his city issued police star, and therefore, his position of power to prevent his own officers from effecting a traffic stop.

The city Inspector General's report has not been published publically at this time. This is a developing story. Please check back for details.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Terminates CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has terminated Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, effective IMMEDIATELY. Lightfoot made the announcement only minutes ago during a televised press conference in which she stated Johnson's removal from his position was "for cause"

"It has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of actions that are intolerable for any leader in a position of trust, particularly the head of the Chicago Police Department," Lightfoot said. "Johnson intentionally misled the public in a press conference he called", and Lightfoot also said that before the press conference she referenced, Johnson had time to choose his words.

Further, Mayor Lightfoot said she would not have participated in a celebratory retirement press conference for Johnson, had she known that he was dishonest with her and the public. 

The Mayor's full speech:

"Today, I am announcing that I have terminated Eddie Johnson's employment with the City of Chicago, effective immediately. Upon a thorough review of the materials of the Inspector General's ongoing investigation, it has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of ethical lapses that are intolerable. Mr. Johnson was intentionally dishonest with me and communicated a narrative replete with false statements regarding material aspects of the incident that happened in the early morning hours of October 17. Had I known all the facts at the time, I would have relieved him of his duties as superintendent then and there. Perhaps worst of all, Mr. Johnson has misled the people of Chicago. The 13,400 sworn and civilian members of the Chicago Police Department who work hard every day deserve a leader who they can believe in. In public life, we must be accountable for our actions
and strive to do better every day. And to achieve the reform and accountability in the department that we know is urgently needed, we require a leader whose actions reflect the integrity and legitimacy of what it means to be a Chicago Police Officer. I am confident that incoming Interim Superintendent Beck is such a leader, and that both he and the eventual permanent superintendent will serve with honor."

Chicago Police Publish New Transparency Dashboards

The Chicago Police Department has made progress in compliance with the current consent decree, two public news releases show. The first news release dated for September 30th, 2019, is titled "CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES NEXT INSTALLMENT  IN SERIES OF TRANSPARENCY DASHBOARDS -  Use of force data analytics featured in new dashboard as part of CPD’s effort toward increased transparency"

The release says "The Use of Force Dashboard, developed by the Department’s Strategic Data Analytics Division,  displays aggregate use of force incident data from information stored in CPD databases." and goes on to inform the public that the Use of Force Daahboard is updated monthly, and "displays the most frequent types of use of force  utilized by the Chicago Police Department. Dashboard visitors can sort and filter by race,  gender, year, police district and use of force options, and can also view multiple time periods,  dating back to 2015."

See the original Sept 30th, 2019 source document here

The CPD Strategic Data Analytics Division is under the CPD Bureau of Technical Services. The CPD Strategic Data Analytics Division is under the command of CPD Deputy 
Chief Sabih Khan.

CPD Deputy Chief Sabih Khan - Linked-In Photo

Khan came to the Chicago Police Department from the Village of Skokie, where he first served as a police officer for one year and three months before serving as a "Crime Analysis & Intelligence Officer" in Skokie PD's Special Operations Division fir 3 years and ten months. Khan was then promoted to Data Analytics Manager for Skokie's Village Manager's Office.

Khan has an FBI certification for Interview and Interrogation Procedures which was issued in February of 2014, and prior to that, Khan took a course in the wholly discredited and disproven Reid Technique, called, "Advanced Course on Intervirwing and Interrogation", that certification was issued in October of 2013.

Khan received his State of Illinois Law Enforcement Officer certificate from the College of DuPage in September of 2007, with an expiration date of August 2017. Credential# 20077916. Khan graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, then graduated from DePaul University with a Master's Degree in "Predictive Analytics", an experimental and unproven pseudo-science.

Khan's coursework background should concern the public, as it shows that he has studied data mining, social network analysis, and data analysis in specific areas of study that are only undertaken by people with no ethical concern for the privacy impact on others that his areas of study inherently disregard.

This collective evidence concerning Khan's background shows that he has aspirations of becoming a U.S. federal intelligence officer, and is likely using his Deputy Chief position at CPD to accomplish his own interests on the Chicago taxpayers' dime. This is further supported by his open admission on his Linked-In account that he has only been with the Chicago Police Department a short time, and NEVER served as a police officer on Chicago city streets.

Moving on to the second CPD news release, it was dated for November 4th, 2019. That release has the title, "CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES NEW DATA DASHBOARD
AIMED AT INCREASED TRANSPARENCY  - Aggregate officer complaint data and analytics featured in new dashboard  as part of CPD’s effort toward increased transparency"

The November 4th, 2019 release says the new dashboard offers "an insight into investigations by the CPD’s Bureau of Internal Affairs (BIA), the website provides detailed data on status and outcome complaints dating back to January 2007, and also offers visitors an opportunity to file a complaint and to check the status of an existing complaint."

Further, that release also puts forth the following information

See the full original November 4th, 2019 source document here

Here is a quick look at the dashboard main page

 View the accountability dashboard here

Man Missing From Chicago's Northwest Side Montclare Community

Jack Peterson - Chicago Police photo

Date: 01 Dec 2019

Time: 5 A.M.

Name: Jack Peterson

Last Known Address and Community Area: 2700 block of North New England, Montclare neighborhood

Beat: 2512


5-foot-9, 170-pounds, brown eyes,  black hair. Last seen wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and black Ugg boots


Missing was last known to be in the area of Jackson Boulevard and Canal Street in the West Loop.

Anyone with information about his location is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8266

Chicago Police Ask For Help in Gage Park Missing Person Case

Chicago Police Photo - Erika Hernandez

The is based on an ABC-7 Chicago report.

Missing since September 20th from the 3100 block of South Rockwell is Erika Hernandez.


5 foot 1, 110 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and a light-brown complexion.

She was last seen wearing a blue sweater with "Nightingale Elementary" written on the front, black pants and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to notify Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380

Teenage Girl Missing From Ukrainian Village Has Depression, Might Be Suicidal

The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that a 15 year-old girl has gone missing from the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, and may be in danger due to suffering from depression and possible suicidal thoughts.

Marissa Sierra was last seen at 5 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of West Chicago Avenue.

She was wearing a black hooded jacket with “Jordan” written on the sleeve in red, a black long-sleeved shirt, dark colored pants, and black high-top shoes. She may have a navy blue backpack.

She is 4-foot-11, 100 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information should contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380