Skip to comments.Ex-Daley security officers sue over transfers [Chicago -- Suing Rahmbo]
Posted on 08/16/2012 8:27:54 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
Eleven Chicago police officers who were removed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's security detail when he took office have filed a federal lawsuit alleging they were replaced by officers who had volunteered on the mayor's campaign.
The officers, who are white or Hispanic, also alleged discrimination, saying African-American officers on the detail with less seniority were not demoted at the time.
The lawsuit contended that police Cmdr. Brian Thompson, in charge of the security detail, and the city violated Chicago's decades-old Shakman decree, which prohibits political considerations in most city hiring decisions.
Six of the 11 officers also filed a complaint last year with the city's inspector general's office regarding the alleged Shakman violations. That investigation is still pending, according to an attorney for the officers.
The lawsuit, filed Monday, said the transfers from the mayor's security detail lowered the officers' ranks and significantly reduced their pay and benefits. They are seeking unspecified monetary damages as well as a return to their previous jobs.
The city's Law Department issued a statement calling the lawsuit "baseless." A spokesman for the...
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Hear Hear !
If they win, I wouldn't want to be in Rahm's shoes.
"Oh, sorry, Mayor...we didn't think the guy would REALLY shoot you. Too bad...we're sure gonna miss you".
You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.
Follow the money. I am betting that due to the mayor’s schedule that in addition to a higher pay grade the mayor’s detail gets a big chunk of overtime.
Rahm likes them gay and black, people who appreciate a good frolic in the bathhouse.
You cannot possibly imagine how the rank and file Chicago Police Officers despise Rahm Emanuel. The only ones who act differently are in upper management.
The police academy cannot graduate enough new cops fast enough to replace the recent retirees. The mayor keeps talking about adding hundreds of new officers to patrol the streets, but that is only a talking point. The Chicago Police Department is seriously understaffed and that is one factor contributing to the city’s inability to combat violent crime.