City questions injuries, but cop wins top disability benefits

chicago sexual harassment attorneyBy TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters tnovak@suntimes.com cfusco@suntimes.com July 16, 2012 12:46AM

Weeks after she leveled sexual harassment charges against some co-workers 19 years ago, Chicago Police Officer Kimberly Miller-Shemash suffered what turned out to be a career-ending injury when someone didn’t replace the lug nuts on her squad car.

Challenged over the severity of her injuries, she had to sue the city to get a lifetime of disability benefits from the squad-car mishap — a deal that would become one of the richest ever given to an injured Chicago cop.

She also ended up filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department and shared in a $725,000 settlement with two other female officers.

City questions injuries, but cop wins top disability benefits

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