$2 Million Awarded to two Chicago Police Officers in Whistleblower Case

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A $2 million settlement has been reached in a case involving two Chicago police officers who blew the whistle on corruption.

On May 31, 2016, a federal judge announced the settlement, if it had not been settled and went to trial; it could have meant testimony from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The lawsuit was brought by two officers, Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria, who claim the department retaliated against them for cooperating with the FBI in an investigation into a narcotics team that was demanding protection money from drug dealers.

Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria claim their superiors told them to ignore wrongdoing.

Former Officers Ronald Watts and Kallatt Mohammed were sentenced for shaking down drug dealers.

Whistleblowers Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria will receive approximately half of the $2 million settlement after legal fees have been paid. 

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