More Bad News
Sex harassment claims buried in a huge lawsuit:
- Claiming sex discrimination, a female Chicago police officer is taking her former supervisor to trial for allegedly sending her on dangerous assignments, resulting in her getting injured on the job.
The lawsuit centers on the allegation that Donna Lewis, a Grand Crossing tactical officer, was wrongly denied a special assignment in Washington to assist with crowd control during street demonstrations at an International Monetary Fund conference in 2002.
Here's the bizarre part of the suit:
- On March 13, 2003, Lewis was on her way to a robbery call when a male voice over the dispatch radio called for her to be reassigned to a narcotics case, she said. She was injured when another officer unintentionally struck her with a sledge hammer while forcing their way into a residence. She fractured her neck, damaged nerves and injured her lower back, she said. She has since been on police disability.
Lewis said she believes Williams made the call that day to reassign her. But his attorneys said in filings that Williams was not working that day and accused Lewis of hatching a "farfetched conspiracy" to hold Williams responsible for her injuries for financial gain.
Huh? Is this sloppy reporting or a goofy lawsuit? We know of Lt TW and seem to recall he was tapped to be an exempt at some point but couldn't keep his mouth shut and Cline stepped on him. Stepped on him hard if we remember correctly. In any case, more bad publicity we really don't need.
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