Ex-Chicago top cop under fire over explosive lawsuit of sexual misconduct

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Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (pictured) asked his driver to stake the panties she was wearing on the outcome of a Bears game, court records reveal. — Mail Online/Tribune News Service
Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (pictured) asked his driver to stake the panties she was wearing on the outcome of a Bears game, court records reveal. — Mail Online/Tribune News Service

Chicago's former Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is facing serious allegations of sexual harassment in a lawsuit brought forth by his former assistant, Cynthia Donald. 

The story unveils a troubling sequence of events that challenges the integrity of the city's law enforcement leadership.

The lawsuit paints a disturbing picture of misconduct that spans several years.

The legal saga originated during a Bears game in London in 2019 when Johnson allegedly demanded Donald's underwear as part of a bet on the game's outcome. This revelation is just one of the troubling incidents detailed in the court filings, shedding light on Johnson's conduct during his tenure.

Donald's lawsuit claims that Johnson strategically moved her to his security detail in 2016 due to an apparent attraction. Within a short span, Donald asserts she became a victim of sexual assault, leading to a toxic work environment and a downturn in her career.

A statement from Donald's friend underscores that Johnson took advantage of his position within the city. The court documents detail a distressing pattern of derogatory names, demeaning treatment, and unwanted sexual acts allegedly endured by Donald for over three years.

One particularly disturbing claim in the lawsuit is that Johnson sent a lewd photo to Donald, with conflicting narratives about the circumstances. While Johnson insists it was at Donald's urging. However, a friend contradicts this, indicating that she was disgusted by the unsolicited image. 

The timeline weaves through Johnson's termination in 2019 after being found asleep at the wheel with ten drinks in his system.

In response to the allegations, Johnson vehemently denies any wrongdoing, labeling the claims as 'intentionally manufactured.' 

The legal battle now awaits a crucial ruling from US District Judge Elaine Bucklo to determine whether the case proceeds to trial.

The shocking revelations have sparked public outrage, with the community expressing concern about accountability within law enforcement.