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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Chicago Police Dept. Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson for "lying" about falling asleep in his car. Lightfoot announced Johnson's termination during a press conference on Monday, Dec. 2.

Johnson, who was promoted to Superintendent in 2016, had been on the police force for 31 years.

According to published reports, Johnson was found sleeping at the wheel of his car around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 17. He told police that he was on his way home after dining with friends and he pulled over because he felt tired.

Lightfoot said he later told her that he'd had a "few drinks" at dinner that night and that the alcohol reacted with medication he had taken.

She said surveillance footage proved Johnson had been deliberately misleading with investigators and he lied about where he'd been and what he had been doing.

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The mayor said she would not reveal where he had been to "protect his wife and children." She said his behavior was "unbecoming" of his position. Johnson and his wife, Junior Officer Lt. Nakia Fenner, 43, (pictured right) were married in 2017.

In early November Johnson announced his intention to retire at the end of the year during a news conference with the mayor at police headquarters.

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But sources say Lightfoot, a Democrat who is openly homosexual, had it in for Johnson and his police department after they investigated openly homosexual Empire actor Jussie Smollet for lying about a racial attack.

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The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was hit by a car on the side of a highway after Smith pulled over to fix a flat tire on his Lamborghini.

Petara Cordero, 26, died on Wednesday - just two weeks after giving birth to the couple's first child, a baby girl.

Smith and Cordero were involved in a minor car crash after a flat tire caused the Lambo to spin out of control early Wednesday morning.

Smith pulled over to fix the flat tire, and Cordero stepped out of the vehicle on the side of the road.

She was struck and killed by another car after she walked into the opposite lane from the median and into oncoming traffic on the I-90 West in Cleveland, according to the Daily Mail UK.

Police say the driver, a 47-year-old woman driving a Mazda in oncoming traffic, admitted she had been drinking before she hit Cordero.

Cordero was taken to Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

She and Smith recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Haven Harris Smith, just two weeks ago.

Cleveland police said no charges have been filed against the driver and toxicology reports are pending.

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