The Chicago City Council's Finance Committee approved a $2 million settlement Monday in a case involving two police officers who blew the whistle on corruption within the department.
Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria brought the case against the city. They claim they were retaliated against for working with federal officials during a corruption investigation of two narcotics officers who were shaking down drug dealers.
The $2 million settlement was announced at the end of May, just before the case's trial was slated to start. The settlement agreement prevented Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from having to testify in the case about the Chicago Police Department's "code of silence."
The $2 million settlement now heads to the full Chicago City Council for consideration.