the thin blue line makes a second appearance today with this heinous item;
As a Chicago police officer, Shannon Spalding worked undercover in
some of the toughest parts of the city -- only to discover some of the
most dangerous criminals were fellow police officers. She risked her
life to stop them.
Soon after joining the Chicago Police
Department in 1996, Spalding drew an assignment in one of the most
violent neighborhoods in the city. "It was a full-blown war every
single day," she said.
"It was like a movie set. I was shocked.
It was shock and awe for me. It was just a completely different world,"
she explained to "Whistleblower" host Alex Ferrer in the series' second season premiere airing Friday, May 24 at 8/7c on CBS.
To survive, Spalding leaned on veteran cops like Ronald Watts.
"I thought he was battling crime and he was doing it with finesse and grace," she said.
In 2006, a decade after Spalding was trained by Watts, she had a new assignment in the narcotics division.
"I was the undercover. I would go out, I would make the controlled narcotics purchases," Spalding explained.
partner, Danny Echeverria, would swoop in and make arrests. But
during police interviews, something strange started happening.
would say … 'I can't believe you're going to arrest me when one of your
own is actually running the narcotics trade,'" said Spalding.
Spalding learned Watts and his crew would plant drugs on residents of the Ida B. Wells projects and extort cash.......https://www.cbsnews.com/news/whistleblowers-go-undercover-to-expose-criminal-drug-operation-within-the-chicago-pd/