06/16/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

City Treasurer Threatens Defamation Suit Over Chicago Police Officer's Articles

Mayor Richard M. Daley grudgingly bears the news media's tendency to "scrooten" him constantly. Stephanie D. Neely, the first-term city treasurer, is taking a different approach to dealing with scrutiny from at least one pen-wielding critic. She retained a lawyer and is threatening a defamation suit against a Chicago police officer who repeatedly criticized her in the F.O.P. News, a union newsletter published by the local Fraternal Order of Police.

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