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Officer tied to ousted Chicago police chief scandal probed for possible evidence tampering

She was allegedly seen drinking with then-police superintendent Eddie Johnson before he was found asleep in his vehicle.

9.12.2019

She was allegedly seen drinking with then-police superintendent Eddie Johnson before he was found asleep in his vehicle.

She was allegedly seen drinking with then-police superintendent Eddie Johnson before he was found asleep in his vehicle.

, has been accused of tampering with evidence linked to an ongoing investigation of the incident.

The city's inspector general is now investigating why the phone was returned damaged, according to the police department. Sources with knowledge of the matter

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attends a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom, June 15, 2017, in Chicago.

"I can confirm media reports that we opened an investigation to determine why the phone was returned damaged," Chicago Police Department spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told ABC News in a statement Sunday."At this point, we are not making any additional statements as we are awaiting the final report from the Inspector General and cooperating fully with his review."

Lightfoot also said the inspector general's report, which hasn't been released publicly, showed Johnson exhibited"flawed decision-making."

Chicago Police Department Headquarters, on Sept. 21, 2016, in Chicago.

(MORE: Ex-Chicago cop avoids jail time for $360,000 theft of dead mom's Social Security checks)

"I know in my heart that I have always tried to act in a way that is in the best interests of the great city," Johnson said in a statement, noting that he had no interest in fighting for his reputation."Reputations are not built in a day and not damaged in a day either."

Read more: ABC News

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