Eleven police officers who claim they were removed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail so officers who worked on Emanuel’s mayoral campaign could replace them have filed a federal lawsuit.
In the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, the officers allege the city violated the 1983 Shakman Decree, which bars city officials from making political considerations in the hiring process.
A spokesman for the city’s Law Department said the allegations are “baseless.”
“Any claim that the selection of the mayor’s detail was based on political or other improper considerations is completely baseless and false,” department spokesman Roderick Drew said in a statement. “All decisions regarding the detail were made by then-interim Superintendent Terry Hillard, and neither the mayor nor his staff played any role in that process.”
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