Former Police Superintendent And Female Cop Went On Several Taxpayer-Paid Business Trips

Former top cop Eddie Johnson is accused of going on at least seven out-of-town taxpayer-funded business trips with his female bodyguard who is accusing him of sexual assault. The Sun-Times reports the pair traveled to New Orleans, Peoria, and Springfield between 2016 and 2019. Johnson and Officer Cynthia Donald reportedly spent thousands of dollars in taxpayer money on the trips, sometimes with nearby hotel rooms. Travel records also showed that during two police conferences in California, Johnson rented two luxury cars. The vehicles cost hundreds of dollars more than Johnson was budgeted to spend with his city traveling allowance.