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November 7, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL ISSUES STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF CHICAGO POLICE SUPERINTENDENT EDDIE JOHNSON

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today issued the following statement in response to the announced retirement of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

“Serving as the superintendent of Chicago’s police department is no easy task, and I thank Superintendent Eddie Johnson for his willingness to take on the responsibility at a challenging time in our city’s history.

“As a legislator, I had the pleasure of working with Eddie Johnson on policy related to repeat gun offenders. As Attorney General, I have worked with Superintendent Johnson to begin implementation of a consent decree in the interest of constitutional policing and improved police-community relations.

“I look forward to working on these same critical issues with his successor."

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