FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., announces the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Mount Vernon and Sergeant Aristotle Evans. Ms. Roches-Bowman alleges that her direct supervisor forced her to perform a sexual act upon him and physically abused her
New York, April 13, 2020 – Police Officer Lucy Roches-Bowman alleges on September 28, 2018, her direct supervisor Sergeant Aristotle Evans forced her to perform a sexual act upon him and physically abused her.
According to the federal complaint, Roches-Bowman responded to a call for service regarding an unresponsive female.
Shortly after arrival, Roches-Bowman claims she met with the woman’s family until the arrival of Evans, then the responding supervisor. As the family left the room, Evans began making inappropriate sexual comments towards her while grabbing her buttocks and vaginal areas. Roches-Bowman pleaded with Evans to stop but, her ignored her, according to the complaint.
Yet a short time later, Roches-Bowman claims Evans grabbed her in a stairwell and forced her to perform physically manipulate his penis until he ejaculated into her right hand.
Roches-Bowman reported the incident to another supervisor two days later.
Prosecutors failed to criminally charge Evans because it was discovered the two had briefly dated in 2013. Roches-Bowman also admitted she told Evans, “Can you just finish this?” during the sex act.
“Unfortunately, sexual harassment, other forms of discrimination, retaliation and ‘supervisor immunity’ are commonplace within the law enforcement. Officer Roches-Bowman is to be commended for exposing this boorish behavior in the workplace,” says Eric Sanders.
Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., filed the federal complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 13, 2020, Docket No.: 20 cv 2998.
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