Deputy sheriff claims harassment

Deputy sheriff claims harassment

There are 123 comments on the Redwood City Daily News story from Aug 16, 2008, titled Deputy sheriff claims harassment. In it, Redwood City Daily News reports that:

A female sheriff's deputy who said she was assaulted and sexually harassed on the job has filed a federal lawsuit against San Mateo County and two of her co-workers. Deputy Stacey Moody, who still works in ...
A female sheriff's deputy who said she was assaulted and sexually harassed on the job has filed a federal lawsuit against San Mateo County and two of her co-workers. <br/> <br/>Deputy Stacey Moody, who still works in the sheriff's office, says fellow deputy Laurence Gains assaulted her while she was at work in July 2007. Gains has since been fired as a result of that incident, according to court documents. <br/> <br/>Moody contends she tried to complain to her superiors, but they dismissed her or made disparaging comments, according to the suit filed in April. She also alleges that sheriff's deputy Ron Salazar sexually harassed her throughout 2006 and 2007 with comments such as "Hey girl, you're hot," and talk of having sex with her. <br/> <br/>"It's a good ol' boys club," said Waukeen McCoy, Moody's attorney. "I just think that's their culture." <br/> <br/>Deputy County Counsel David Levy said the suggestion of a culture of harassment is "totally false" and denied that Salazar harassed her. <br/> <br/>"The evidence will come out that she was not sexually harassed," Levy said. <br/> <br/>The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for battery, discrimination, creating a hostile work environment and negligent training of county employees, among other charges. <br/> <br/>Moody's lawsuit alleges Gains pulled her into a device known as an "extend-a-microphone," thereby striking her right cheek and eye socket, placing her in headlock, lifting her off the ground, and throwing her on the ground. <br/> <br/>The suit claims the incident caused her "severe physical and emotional injuries," though the county points out she has not described specific injuries. <br/> <br/>Court documents filed Thursday by the county show Gains disputes Moody's account, though the county is not representing him. <br/> <br/>Gains says he was "engaged in mutual horseplay to which deputy Moody had expressly or impliedly consented," according to the county's filing. Gains' attorney could not be reached for comment. <br/> <br/>After the run-in with Gains, Moody's suit claims, she asked several lieutenants for help but received none, and was later passed over for a spot on the narcotics task force for complaining. <br/> <br/>Moody said Lt. John Quinlan bristled when she said he wasn't being helpful, so she said she would go to a female lieutenant instead. <br/> <br/>According to the lawsuit, Quinlan replied: "That might be a good idea. You can get a female's point of view on this ... it might be better for you." <br/> <br/>Later, the claim states, Lt. Gil Rodriguez said: "This is like a hard day at the hair salon, I have some tissues in my office if you need it." <br/> <br/>Quinlan and Rodriguez are not named in the suit, but Moody claims the county is liable for not properly training its employees on sexual harassment policies. Levy says those standards are in place. <br/> <br/>"The county has extensive training programs totally in compliance with the law," Levy said. <br/> <br/>The parties will meet for a case management conference Aug. 27. A trial date has not been set. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>E-mail Shaun Bishop at [email protected]
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Reality Checker

Glenmora, LA

#121 Jan 16, 2014
The Pronske story in Turlock (not Modesto) is correct. Pronske and Bryant didn't lie about anything. Selander did in fact break & enter the home and assault Pronske. The investigation is closed.
Lie Detector

United States

#122 Feb 8, 2014
Reality Checker wrote:
The Pronske story in Turlock (not Modesto) is correct. Pronske and Bryant didn't lie about anything. Selander did in fact break & enter the home and assault Pronske. The investigation is closed.
Is that you, Pronske?
The Truth Will Out

Paterson, NJ

#123 Feb 9, 2014
The DA needs to reopen an investigation into the Selander shooting. Pronske seems trigger happy. Someone needs to track down Tina Bryant, the girlfriend of both Pronske and Selander to see if she will talk.

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