Whistleblowers face hazards for telling the truth including loss of respect among peers and possible retaliation.
“This is what will happen to you if you go against sworn personnel,” Spalding said in an interview at her lawyers’ office. “If you don’t want a code of silence, you don’t treat officers like this. … It’s cost us everything. My career is over. …
The two veteran Chicago police officers were sent to the Ida B. Wells public housing complex to work undercover and catch drug dealers. But what Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria found was nothing their bosses wanted to know about, the officers allege in a whistle-blower lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court.”
2 Chicago cops say blowing whistle led to retaliation.
By Annie Sweeney and Steve Mills, Chicago Tribune reporters
8:15 a.m. CDT, November 2, 2012
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