Judge: Politics did not play role in Emanuel security detail hiring

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A federal judge found politics did not lead to a change in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's security detail.

The opinion came after a federal lawsuit was filed by Chicago police officers who worked on former Mayor Richard M. Daley's security detail. Eight cops were reassigned and replaced when Emanuel became mayor in spring 2011.
READ: JUDGE OPINION IN SECURITY DETAIL LAWSUIT

In the Wednesday opinion, the judge said there was not enough evidence to prove their claims.
Emanuel was forced to testify in the case.
READ: TRANSCRIPT FROM MAYOR EMANUEL'S DEPOSITION

Steve Patton, corporation counsel for the city and the mayor, said Wednesday: "We are pleased with the court's ruling. As we have said since this suit was filed four years ago, plaintiff's claims were without merit, and we are pleased that the matter is behind us."
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