FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York Civil Rights Lawyer Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., alleges in a notice of claim that Vanessa Weinbel was racially and sexually abused by a Black NYPD supervisor which was covered up
NEW YORK, August 10, 2018 – Today, after several years of racial and sexual abuse, NYPD Police Officer Vanessa Weinbel filed a Notice of Claim to Sue the City of New York for $15 million dollars.
Vanessa Weinbel, self identifies as a Caucasian female and is employed by the City of New York as a police officer.
Ms. Weinbel claims 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 claim, 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 claim, 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 claims, that from on or about September 1, 2017, through May 1, 2018, despite filing a complaint with the NYPD Office of Equal Employment Opportunity almost daily Huffman subjected her to similar racially and sexually offensive comments.
“Today, Ms. Weinbel filed a Notice of Claim 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 Notice of Claim with the New York City Comptroller’s Office on August 10, 2018.
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