FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York Civil Rights Lawyer Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., announces the filing of a federal lawsuit alleging that Police Officer Vanessa Weinbel was racially and sexually harassed by Lieutenant Rasheena S. Huffman her direct supervisor which was covered up
NEW YORK, November 12, 2019 – Today, after several years of racial and sexual harassment, NYPD Police Officer Vanessa Weinbel filed a federal lawsuit to suing the City of New York, Lieutenant Rasheena S. Huffman and several other supervisors for violating her civil rights.
Vanessa Weinbel, self identifies as a Caucasian female.
Ms. Weinbel alleges that on or about July 1, 2016, while working inside of Police Service Area No.: 9, in the Roll Call Office, her direct supervisor Lieutenant Rasheena S. Huffman (African-American) told her, she looks like a ‘Kardashian Chic’ and that’s why Black men like her.
According to the lawsuit, that from on or about July 1, 2016, through May 1, 2018, almost daily Huffman subjected her to similar racially and sexually offensive comments.
In one incident, according to the lawsuit, Huffman told Weinbel, “A White man stabbed a Black person just for being black and the only thing they hate worse than Black people are interracial relationships. They’re tired of seeing Black men with white women. So, you should consider yourself lucky because you probably would’ve been shot up first.”
In other incidents, Huffman told Weinbell, that: Black men date White women because they’re submissive, Black men date White women because they’ll remain loyal even if beaten and Black men date White women because they’ll remain loyal even if cheated upon.
Weinbel alleges, that from on or about September 1, 2017, through May 1, 2018, despite filing a complaint with the NYPD Office of Equity and Inclusion almost daily Huffman subjected her to similar racially and sexually offensive comments.
“Today, Ms. Weinbel filed a federal lawsuit to sue after several years of inaction regarding her civil rights. Her civil rights are no less important because she’s Caucasian. The Department, Huffman and the other actors must be held ‘legally accountable’ for their actions,’” said lawyer Eric Sanders.
Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., filed the federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Docket No.: 19 cv 6386, on November 12, 2019.
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