Cop Accused Of Sexual Discrimination
Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 8:19 am
A Chicago police officer has been accused of sexual discrimination by three women who claim that the officer called them names and ‘roughed them up’ because of their sexuality. The alleged incident occurred after the Gay Pride Parade. This is the latest in a number of accusations against Chicago police officers, often relating to officers that are off duty.
A lawyer that is working on behalf of the three plaintiffs in this case stated: “This case is another example of the corruption, cover-up and brutality that is festering inside the Chicago Police Department.” The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Kelly Fuery, aged 36, Debra Sciortino, aged 32, and Nicole Tomaskovic, aged 25.
Two state troopers and office William Szura have been named as defendants in the lawsuit. The lawsuit states that one of the plaintiffs was trying to get past the officer’s car but he swerved and slammed on his brakes to make this impossible. After her car was forced off the road the officer allegedly called out abusive names relating to the woman’s sexuality.
The officer is accused of then roughing up the women after the other two defendant’s stepped in to try and help the first plaintiff. The officer then identified himself as a cop and the women were charged with battery.