A sergeant in the New Orleans Police Department’s homicide squad has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that his unit’s former commander targeted him with homophobic and racial taunts while higher-ups turned a blind eye.
The workplace harassment suit, filed Tuesday by Sgt. Peter Hansche,
continues a dispute pitting him against Jimmie Turner, who was demoted from lieutenant to sergeant and transferred out of the homicide squad after Hansche registered his complaints with the NOPD nearly two years ago.
The suit, prepared by PELA attorney Jessica Vasquez, contends that Turner’s
actions caused “emotional and mental anguish to (Hansche), who was already in a precarious … situation.”
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