The Fourth Detail
Lewis A. Jordan, CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, has a Chicago Police security detail — a fact police had refused to disclose but the CHA confirmed Monday after a Chicago Sun-Times report about the costs of protecting public officials.
Personal police protection for Jordan and his predecessors dates to 1999, when then-CEO Phillip Jackson announced and had begun attending community meetings about the agency’s controversial plan to tear down high-rise public-housing buildings and relocate residents.
“As you can imagine, that was kind of a contentious deal and there were security issues,” said Adaku Onyeka, a CHA spokeswoman.
Things that make you go, "Hmmmm."