More Chicago ‘pay-to-play’ from Obama’s 9 1/2 fingered pal, Rahm Emanuel.
From Chicago Tribune:
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.
Thanks to liberal feel-good policies this often happens. More qualified individuals are denied jobs and promotions to fill hiring quotas.
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.