Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sexual harassment alleged in Neptune police lawsuit

On December 10, 2013, Elena Gonzalez and Christine Savage, both Neptune Township police officers, filed a civil lawsuit against their superior officers, Robert Adams, James Hunt and Michael Emmons.  The female officers allege that they were passed over for promotions and training opportunities because of their gender.  The lawsuit is on-line here.

They also allege being subjected to sexual harassment.  Some of the allegations are graphic, e.g. Emmons is accused of "gesturing as if he was masturbating and shooting at officers with his penis saying 'pow, pow pow."  See paragraph 24 of the suit.

None of the allegations have been proven and the burden of proof is upon the plaintiffs.