This might be a very large problem and ties into everything that has been said for years about one set of rules for the clouted and one for the peons:
- Three weeks after two police officers sued the Chicago Police Department, claiming they were outed by superiors even as they conducted an investigation of police corruption, a veteran investigator from the department’s internal affairs division came forward Tuesday, backing their story.
That investigator, a former IAD commander who asked that NBC Chicago withhold his identity, said he had direct knowledge of the investigation by officers Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria, which led to the arrest of fellow officers Ronald Watts and Kalatt Mohammed.
Watts and Mohammed were accused of shaking down drug dealers, but Spalding and Echeverria said the investigation was compromised before its conclusion, as their identities were revealed and they were virtually blackballed within the department.
Asked if he believed the investigation would have led to evidence of wrongdoing by more officers, the former IAD official left no doubt.
"Absolutely. I’ve seen the pictures," he said.
Pictures? Code of Silence? Blackballed?
Hello Federal Oversight.....you've been a long time coming.