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Second Black Female NYPD IAB Detective Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Second Black Female NYPD IAB Detective Files Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW YORK, December 6, 2013 – New York Civil Rights Attorney Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., alleges the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is an inept racially and sexually charged corrupt ‘Good Ole Boys’ network operating without any real government oversight.

According to the federal complaint, Detective Second Grade Diane L. Davis has filed prior complaints of race and gender discrimination within the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau that culminated with the filing of a prior federal lawsuit, where the jury found in favor of the City of New York.

Davis claims throughout her assignment in the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau from January 23, 2009, until this day under Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Bureau Chief Charles V. Campisi the ‘Bureau’ operates as an inept corrupt ‘Good Ole Boys’ network protected and condoned by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Council without any governmental oversight. Since she and other similarly situated African-American Females Officers have rebuffed this ‘Good Ole Boys’ network, they encounter a race and gender based hostile work environment on a daily basis.

As a result of her and other similarly situated African-American Male and Female employees’ rejecting the ‘Good Ole Boys’ and other related conduct, they were not promoted consistently as Caucasian employees’ nor given preferred assignments, says Detective Davis.

“Hopefully, Mayor-Elect Bill deBlasio and incoming Police Commissioner William J. Bratton will engage is a long serious top-to-bottom review of the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau. We suggest starting with immediately replacing Bureau Chief Charles V. Campisi. NYPD employees’ have a legal right to be treated with courtesy, professionalism and respect. They also have a legal right to fairly compete for promotions and preferred assignments irrespective of race and gender. They certainly do not lose their civil rights because they are Department employees.” Eric Sanders says.

Detective Davis filed her amended federal complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The name of the case is DIANE L. DAVIS v. THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ET AL., Docket No.: 13 cv 6552 filed on December 6, 2013.

About The Sanders Firm, P.C.

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