FOP Votes 'No Confidence' In Chicago Top Cop After His Plan to Skip Trump Visit

The Chicago FOP has taken aim at Superintendent Eddie Johnson's plan to skip President Donald Trump's speech to IACP.

Chicago, IL – Two days after Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced he would not attend President Donald Trump’s visit to the Windy City, the Fraternal Order of Police’s (FOP) board issued a vote of no-confidence for the city’s top cop.

On Tuesday, Superintendent Johnson let it be known that although he was hosting the upcoming International Association of Police Chief’s conference in Chicago, he planned to skip President Trump’s speech, the Chicago Tribune reported.

“While the superintendent is looking forward to leading the International Chiefs of Police Conference and he’s looking forward to participating in discussions about making our communities safer, he will not be attending the speech of the president because the values of the people of Chicago are more important to him than anything the president has to say,” Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

The FOP issued its own statement shortly thereafter, addressing the superintendent’s decision.

“The FOP would be extremely disappointed if Superintendent Eddie Johnson would disrespect President Trump by not attending the President’s speech at the convention, as has been suggested in the media,” the police union posted on its official Facebook page. “Such a gesture would be an insult to both President Trump and the office of the presidency itself and would be a mark of disgrace upon the city throughout the entire nation, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot.”

But the top cop in the city President Trump likes to point to as a crime-infested example of everything that is wrong with sanctuary cities held firm in his boycott.

Chicago has been a sanctuary city since 1985 when then-Mayor Harold Washington issued an executive order prohibiting city agencies from asking about immigration status, the Chicago Tribune reported.

On Wednesday afternoon, the FOP announced the no-confidence vote issued by their board but attached little additional information, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Superintendent Johnson remained unfazed in his response, the WBBM reported.

“While today’s decision is from the Board and not the active FOP membership, I understand and respect that the Lodge is upset about the decision to not stand with the President,” the superintendent said in a statement. “As police officers, our job is to be the voice for the voiceless and ambassadors to the communities that we serve. I can’t in good conscience stand by while racial insults and hatred are cast from the oval office or Chicago is held hostage because of our views on new Americans.”

But FOP leadership told Blue Lives Matter that the overwhelming majority of their membership was upset by their boss's decision to snub the law enforcement-supporting President.

FOP Second Vice President Martin Preib called the superintendent's comments yet another attempt to "divide and conquer" the rank and file of the police department.

"Our membership has been disgruntled with the superintendent for a long time," Preib said.

He told Blue Lives Matter that Superintendent Johnson's plan to snub the President just "embarrasses the city."

The FOP’s condemnation of the police superintendent came less than a week after Superintendent Johnson was found slumped over and sleeping on the side of the road in his police vehicle.

The superintendent has called for an investigation into the incident but questions have continued to swirl around the nap he took on the way home from cocktails and dinner with friends.

Both Superintendent Johnson and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tried to dispel rumors of his impending resignation during a press conference on Monday.

“What I will say to you is this: I am not resigning, but when it comes to the investigation, I have the answers you all are looking for, of course,” the superintendent said. “But because there is an investigation pending now, I really can’t talk about that, because I don’t want to be accused of trying to steer an investigation one way or another. Because remember, there’s going to be folks that have to be interviewed, and I don’t want to prejudice that interview by saying something publicly.”

Superintendent Johnson initially told reporters that he had pulled over because he was woozy from a blood pressure medication switch-up a few days earlier.

He was busted for not having mentioned that he had also been drinking when the mayor said something about it to reporters later.

The FOP has not mentioned the napping incident in connection with their condemnation of the superintendent for planning to skip President Trump’s speech.

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Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Slumped over the wheel? Been drinking? But, it was blood pressure meds? Bullshit! I take BP meds too. Never had that happen. However, had he not been who he is, his ass would've spent a little bit of time in the lobby of the cross bar motel for DUI! Plus, maybe a little bit of "white" Priveledge working for him.

JBo
JBo

"...because the values of the people of Chicago are more important to him than anything the president has to say,”

So if Trump awards a grant of $100M to Chicago PD, the chief would turn it down?

JBo
JBo

And if I were the chief...I'd be ashamed to show up too.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Wait a minute.... one would think that it would be a job requirement for the top cop in the city to be present to supervise all operations involving a visit by the POTUS for a speech that will be delivered in Chicago. I mean, they don't have many bigger and more high profile events than a visit from the sitting President of the United States.

Regardless of his political beliefs, he does still have a job to do. If he doesn't want to do it, he should be terminated.

marie2018
marie2018

President Trump has never said anything about foreign Americans. He talks about illegal Aliens. With Mr. Johnson being in law enforcement he should be able to distinguish the difference.

flybynight
flybynight

"Two days after Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced he would not attend President Donald Trump’s visit to the Windy City, the Fraternal Order of Police’s (FOP) board issued a vote of no-confidence for the city’s top cop".

Not sure how anyone could have had any confidence in this jack-wagon in the first place. On top of that he tries the old "I was on meds" trick. Wonder how that would work for me?

sturnman22
sturnman22

Probably would fall asleep during the speech anyway - after a few drinks. Embarrassment to the city and the Police Department. Go find a happy hour retreat - you will not be missed.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Throw the racist bum out!

Trump is a cop's best friend, regardless of color.

How he could issue a statement stating "racial insults and hatred coming from the Oval Office" is not only false, it's slander , unprofessional and RACIST.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Hey look! Another racist cop!

Robert5520
Robert5520

Skip the trump guy speech because you are doing a fucking great job and low crime rate in Chicago

You are a moron

ikaika
ikaika

Way to back up your officers and your city, Johnson! No wonder Chicago continues to be a cesspool with leadership like you.

mamagray
mamagray

He has a right to voice his opinion and not go. No where does it say he has an obligation to sit and listen to the President. Pres. doesn't want to help Chicago all he does is put the people of Chicago down. I'm with you Superintendent Johnson.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

"...because the values of the people of Chicago are more important to him than anything the president has to say,” Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

What values? Chicago is a crap hole of people who don't give a rat's behind about anything but when their next welfare check is coming in. I know people who came here from Chicago and their houses are the worst in the area. They don't care about living better. They just want the free stuff - whether it's welfare or they steal it.

Raymelson
Raymelson

He is acting like a child also I think he wants a racial divide

Astow
Astow

Wait, we finally have a President who supports law enforcement and this yahoo won’t give OUR President the time of day? Idiot!

Lilnatvsavg
Lilnatvsavg

Shitcago’s full of illegals that is part of their crime ridden cities problem!

HH3
HH3

His choice. When it's time for him to speak, EVERYONE get up and walk out. That he may understand.

Tycobb
Tycobb

"because the values of the people of Chicago are more important to him than anything the president has to say,”,,,,,right Chief, you & the failed Mayors have done such a great job that you're Sanctuary City with gun free zones for the law abiding and your infamous War zones in way too many communities. you could learn many things from Trump. But your head is up your rear end

61mouse
61mouse

Because he a racist fuck

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Just another over weight progressive who has led the City of Chicago into the toilet.