FOP President Kevin Graham talks Eddie Johnson’s firing with Fran Spielman

For Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham, it’s a matter of due process denied and an inspector general with a history of “swaying things the way he likes to see them.”

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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President Kevin Graham sits down for an interview with reporter Fran Spielman at the Chicago Sun-Times, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

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Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham said Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Supt. Eddie Johnson — before the inspector general had heard Johnson’s side of the drinking-and-driving story — to make the case for hiring an outsider as superintendent.

According to Graham, it’s a matter of due process denied and an inspector general with a history of “swaying things the way he likes to see them.”

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