HR Strange But True!
August 12, 2009

A police officer in Ohio says he was subjected to harassment that included repeated requests for ... a copy of the magazine in which his wife posed nude.

“It just became unbearable for the officer,” the attorney for the officer told “He was repeatedly asked for the issue of [the magazine].”

The police officer is suing the Gahanna Police Department for more than $3 million, reports. In the lawsuit, the police officer alleges that he was harassed after his wife posed for a nude photo shoot for a popular magazine. His allegations include:

  • The police department conducted a “sham investigation” that caused “extreme emotional distress and embarrassment”
  • The deputy police chief asked for a copy of the magazine and the autograph of the officer's wife.
  • The police department refused to give him paid leave time for weekend training for the Ohio Army National Guard.

The city denies all 3 of those allegations. For example, in response to the allegation about the “sham investigation,” an attorney for the city tells that the investigation had no ties to the photo shoot and that the department conducted the investigation after someone said they overpaid the officer for special-duty work. The attorney said the investigation stopped after the officer returned the disputed amount.


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