Town has agreed to pay a virtually $1 million settlement to an NYPD cop who claimed different cops sexually harassed her on the job, The Publish has realized.
Officer Danielle Campo filed a federal lawsuit in 2019 alleging a fellow cop on the one hundredth Precinct in Rockaway, Queens, tried to sexually assault her, whereas one other sexted her and each known as her offensive names. She mentioned higher-ups and her union did nothing to cease the harassment when she complained.
Now, town has agreed to pay Campo $995,000 and one of many officers, Paul Marecki, will personally pay her $10,000, courtroom papers present. The settlement should nonetheless be ordered by a decide.
Campo’s lawyer Rick Ostrove instructed The Publish that whereas, “No sum of money can appropriate the wrongs completed to my consumer. This can be a step in the proper course.”
“This can be a expensive lesson for town to be taught,” the lawyer mentioned Thursday. “Hopefully, town will apply better efforts to cease sexual harassment, particularly within the historically male dominated area of regulation enforcement.”
Within the swimsuit, Campo, 41, alleged that fellow Officer Jon Mercado as soon as groped her and demanded oral intercourse from her whereas they had been in her automotive in January 2018.
She additionally claimed that Marecki allegedly repeatedly sexted her together with saying “You realize I’m a foot freak.”
Each males repeatedly known as her offensive names like “whore” and “thunder c—t,” Campo claimed within the swimsuit.
Larger-ups and her union refused to intervene, the lawsuit alleged.
When she complained about Marecki to her supervisor, he instructed her, “Oh man, he’s creepy,” including that the cop was “hiding in her yard in bushes,” the swimsuit states.
Campo mentioned she began loosing her hair and developed a full-body rash after allegedly being attacked by Mercado. Her medical doctors instructed her it was because of the stress and put her on anti-depressants, the swimsuit mentioned.
Campo stays out of labor on incapacity “because of the emotional accidents she sustained,” Ostrove instructed The Publish.
The defendants proceed to disclaim Campo’s accusations, in line with the settlement settlement papers.
The NYPD deferred remark to the Regulation Division, which mentioned the settlement was in one of the best curiosity of all of the events.
Marecki’s lawyer didn’t return a request for remark Thursday.