Eddie T. Johnson Bio, Wiki, Age, Twitter, Latest Update Jussie Smollett Case

Eddie T. Johnson Bio

Eddie T. Johnson is the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

Johnson was born on the Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois and, at age 10, moved to the Washington Heights neighborhood, where he still resides.

Career Eddie T. Johnson

Johnson began his career in the Chicago Police Department in 1988 as a beat cop. He was appointed the commander of the 6th district in 2008 and chief of patrol in 2012.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel endured controversy when appointing Johnson as his interim superintendent in 2016 considering Johnson was not one of the three finalists selected by the Chicago Police Board, and Johnson did not apply for the job. Emanuel named Johnson as the interim Police Chief on March 28, 2016, On April 13, 2016, a day after the Chicago City Council Public Safety Committee bypassed the Chicago Police Board with a fast-track vote, Johnson was officially sworn in as Chicago Police Superintendent after his nomination was approved unanimously by the Chicago City Council in a 50-0 vote.

Trivia & Eddie T. Johnson Quick info

Eddie T. Johnson wiki/bio
Born1960/1961 (age 57–58) 
Chicago, Illinois
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
ProfessionPolice officer
Police career
DepartmentChicago Police Department
Service years1988-present
RankSuperintendent (2016-present)
Chief of the Patrol Bureau (2012-16)
Commander, 6th District (2008-12)

Latest Update Jussie Smollett Case


Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expressed anger over the prosecution’s decision to drop charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett Tuesday in a surprise court hearing.

Johnson addressed the media Tuesday at Navy Pier after hearing the charges were dropped.

“My personal opinion is, you all know where I stand on this,’” Johnson said. “Do I think justice was served? No. What do I think justice is? I think this city is still owed an apology.”

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks to reporters about the arrest of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for disorderly conduct. Smollett is accused of concocting a racist and homophobic attack because he was upset with his salary. (Credit: CBS)

The news that 16 felony charges of disorderly conduct had been dropped against the “Empire” actor came as a surprise to the Chicago police head, who angrily told the public last month Smollett’s allegedly fabricated hate crime “Quite frankly pissed everybody off.”