Settlement In “Code of Silence” Trial Explained

In this April 13, 2016 photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Johnson’s swearing-in ceremony in Chicago.
In this April 13, 2016 photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Johnson's swearing-in ceremony in Chicago. M. Spencer Green / AP Photo
In this April 13, 2016 photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Johnson’s swearing-in ceremony in Chicago.
In this April 13, 2016 photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Johnson's swearing-in ceremony in Chicago. M. Spencer Green / AP Photo

Settlement In “Code of Silence” Trial Explained

The City of Chicago has settled a lawsuit brought by two CPD whistle-blowers for $2 million.

The trial would have compelled Mayor Rahm Emanuel to testify about remarks made before the City Council in December, in which he confirmed the existence of a “code of silence” in the CPD.

WBEZ’s Patrick Smith joins us to discuss the settlement, the mayor, and what the future holds for his “code of silence” remarks.

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