Fire Commissioner Faces Sexual Harassment Charges
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Female aldermen and a women's rights advocacy group found Brooks's comments, "inappropriate, intemperate and insensitive," the Sun Times also reported. But on female alderman - Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) - defended Brooks.
She defended Brooks as a “single man” who’s free to pursue any woman he wants and condemned the African-American underling’s charges as “the biggest farce I’ve ever heard.”
“I’m taken aback. Everybody who’s going out the door is African-American: [fired Deputy Water Commissioner] Tom Talley, Anthony Boswell and now John Brooks,” Austin said. “Is there just a target on African-Americans only — and all with bogus charges? This is all trumped-up stuff.”
Also in hot water is the Commissioner of the Office of Compliance, Anthony Boswell, who is already serving a 30-day suspension for allegedly mishandling an intern's sexual harassment claim against a 911 Center deputy. Boswell, a friend of Brooks, is also accused by an unidentified source of trying to spike the investigation of Green's claims, according to the Sun Times.
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