The city of Peoria has been charged more than $100,000 in legal fees to defend a police officer accused of stalking another officer while on the job. Documents released show Peoria taxpayers have been billed nearly $113,000 since the case was filed last year.
Peoria police Officer Donna Nicholson filed for a no-stalking order against fellow Officer Jeff Wilson. Nicholson claimed Wilson had surreptitiously video recorded her and tracked her car with a GPS device. A judge granted the order.
The police chief later said the department's internal investigation concluded there wasn't enough proof Wilson had planted the GPS on Nicholson's vehicle.
Nicholson has since filed another suit against the city in a totally unrelated case. In, the latest instance, she alleges discrimination and retaliation.