Garry Costs Newark $250,000
- The city has agreed to settle a former police internal affairs officer lawsuit claiming she was retaliated against after defying orders from Director Garry McCarthy to punish three officers involved in a controversial murder case.
Capt. Inez Gonzalez and her attorneys will receive $250,000 to resolve the complaint against McCarthy, the city and its police department, according to a resolution approved by the City Council Dec. 2.
The 27-year-veteran filed the suit in February 2012, nine months after McCarthy left Newark to take over as superintendent of police in Chicago a position he was dismissed from last week after questions arose about his handling an officer's fatal shooting of a 17-year-old last year.
You'd think that these types of things would pop up in a background check. But then you realize they probably did, and Rahm figured it was just one more string that he could pull to keep someone in line.