- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has ruled against four Chicago police officers who contended they were transferred off Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail for political reasons.

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber on Wednesday ruled there was no evidence interim police Superintendent Terry Hillard made any appointments for political reasons.

The four officers who filed the lawsuit in 2012 served on former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s security detail. They alleged they were replaced by police officers who volunteered for Emanuel’s 2011 mayoral campaign.

City officials denied any political favoritism and said the Emanuel campaign volunteers were appointed to his security detail because of their work credentials and experience.

Earlier this month, a jury ruled against eight white or Hispanic police officers who contended they were victims of racial discrimination after they were transferred off the detail.

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