PEORIA - Supporters continue to rally behind a police officer that claims fellow cops are discriminating against her.
A vocal crowd held signs outside of city hall Tuesday night in support of police officer Donna Nicholson. Nicholson is in the middle of a discrimination complaint against the city. She claims she's been the victim of retaliation ever since she openly accused a fellow officer of harassment.
Nicholson says she was demoted to street patrol and received the worst evaluation of her 21-year career this year.
A rally was held in December, and her supporters say they don't want people to forget and their cause is much bigger than Nicholson.
"It's okay to stand up. Be out in the forefront and speak when you need to. And if we don't, things are going to be hidden under the rug and will never come out," said Manny Vellon, friend of Nicholson.
Peoria Police chief Steve Settingsgaard has said due to pending litigation he cannot comment.