Johnson administration fires Lightfoot holdovers in Chicago who complained about mistreatment

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration fired three city staffers after complaints that they had been mistreated by high-ranking officials, underscoring the rocky transition that took place between former Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration and the current one. 

Two days after Johnson was inaugurated in May, Jason Lee, one of his top advisers, walked into the press aide’s office and threw a tantrum that the digital team, made up of Lightfoot holdovers, did not post a picture on social media of Johnson at the NBA Draft Combine, a three-day event showcasing NBA draft hopefuls and the elite NBA G League, according to a complaint filed by former Deputy Director of Digital Strategy Dora Meza with the state’s Human Rights Department and the city inspector general.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office as Chicago’s 57th mayor Monday, May
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