2 officers claim blacklisted after whistle-blowing
The Chicago officers alleged that they saw colleagues shaking down drug dealers and framing innocent people when they were undercover
The Huffington Post
CHICAGO — Two police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that high-ranking Chicago Police Department officials blacklisted them after they attempted to blow the whistle on crooked colleagues who were engaged in illegal activities.
When they attempted to report the wrongdoing, they were first told by their supervisors to "disregard" the incident, the Tribune reports. When they took their report to the FBI, they say they were labeled "rats" and were essentially demoted within the force.
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