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Chicago police superintendent considering retirement

November 4, 2019
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks in Chicago. Johnson says he's thinking about retiring but won't say when that might be. On Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, Johnson was at City Hall for a budget hearing when he spoke to reporters about speculation that he'll retire soon from the job he's held for more than three years and from the department he joined more than three decades ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks in Chicago. Johnson says he's thinking about retiring but won't say when that might be. On Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, Johnson was at City Hall for a budget hearing when he spoke to reporters about speculation that he'll retire soon from the job he's held for more than three years and from the department he joined more than three decades ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he is considering retirement.

Johnson was at City Hall on Monday for a budget hearing when he told reporters he’s thinking of leaving the job he’s held for more than three years and a department he joined more than three decades ago. He says his decision has nothing to do with an investigation into a recent incident in which he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV.

Johnson said he started contemplating retirement last month when he was in London for a Chicago Bears-Oakland Raiders game. He said that trip was his first vacation since becoming superintendent. He says it made him “realize how much of a sacrifice you make.”