Skip to comments.City dishes out $300K to settle suit against gay cop who rubbed crotch in front of male co-workers
Posted on 07/13/2010 11:25:27 PM PDT by Maelstorm
A lawsuit accusing a gay NYPD lieutenant of fondling himself in front of two male sergeants is costing the city a lot of scratch.
The city has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim against Lt. Kieran Crowe, who blamed his behavior on jock itch, the Daily News has learned.
Sgt. Dominic Coppola will receive $175,000 and Sgt. Sean Gallagher $125,000 in the agreement hammered out Monday in Manhattan Federal Court, according to their lawyer, Eric Sanders.
"Although our clients are satisfied that the litigation is over, it is further proof that the once-silent issue of same-sex harassment is on the rise," said Sanders, of the Law Firm of Jeffrey Goldberg in Lake Success, L.I.
Crowe retired from the NYPD in 2008 after he was found guilty in a department trial of rubbing his crotch, simulating masturbation and wiggling his tongue at the sergeants.
According to court papers, a dermatologist testified at the trial that Crowe was treated for jock itch for a decade.
Asked at the trial whether he ever placed his right hand anywhere near his private parts at his Police Headquarters office, Crowe answered: "It is possible because of medical conditions, but never in the way that these complainants have said."
"He paid nothing, he did nothing, he admitted nothing," Crowe's lawyer Rae Koshetz told The News.
"If the city wants to pay these people, that's their choice."
Coppola is still on the force, and Gallagher is now the chief of a small police department in Washington State, his lawyer said.
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This cop department has some smart cops. Bring a harrassment suit against even the hint of sexual harrassment.
Now apply it to the military.
If they bring the gays out of the closet, then start the civil suits engine.
How ridiculous! Probably all three clown cops set this up in advance to defraud the city.
I’d rather just kick there ass.
after you collect your 175,000
Hey! The awards weren’t equal. They should sue!
Jock itch for ten years? Isn’t there powder for that??
And who pays these suits - it’s us, the taxpayers.
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Fags and jock itch, the irony of it all..
What would the Founding Fathers think if they knew that these were the vital social issues of the day?
Tort reform, anyone?
First they would say, “You guys have a powder for jock itch? Damn, I’ll take 5 lbs right now!”
Then when they saw what we have done with their Republic they would probably eat rat poison.
This is yet another reason why queers are such a liability in so many ways.
“A trial commissioner had said no condition requires ‘extensive staring at crotches, masturbation gestures, tongue gestures and sighing sounds...’”
Those hate crime laws were never designed to make certified victim groups pay! They were designed to make life miserable for White Christian heterosexual people and to set free anyone who committed a crime against White Christian heterosexuals.
The creators of those laws must be saying “oops! how did that happen?”