Blue Island pays $1.3 million to police officer to settle lawsuits over investigation into sledding boy's death

Robby Silva was killed while sledding in Blue Island

The suburb of Blue Island has agreed to pay $1.3 million to a police detective to settle lawsuits alleging corruption during an investigation into the 2005 death of an 11-year-old boy.

Two lawsuits were filed by Sergeant Ismael Haro who claimed he was retaliated against for investigating Robby Silva's death.

The boy died after a pickup truck hit him while he was sledding.

Last year the city agreed to pay nearly $1 million to the boy's mother to settle a lawsuit alleging police stalled the investigation to protect the politically-connected truck driver.

The city didn't admit fault in any settlement.