The officers, with more than 28 years experience between them, have filed two suits in Miami-Dade County civil court.
Officers Deanna Fox-Williams and Yewande Gibson told NBC 6 South Florida that before Hurley became the school district’s police chief – and after – he was out to have sex with them.
The officers, with more than 28 years experience between them and a list of recommendations, have filed two suits in Miami-Dade County civil court alleging that Hurley, Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho and the school board violated federal and state law when they were sexually harassed by Hurley and then were retaliated against.
The school board said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation, but it did emphasize that it took quick action and reassigned Hurley once the women went to the federal government to complain. While an acting chief is in place, the lawsuits refer to Hurley as the police chief.
Gibson has a difficult time speaking about the day she claims Hurley told her to stop by his home in uniform to see the renovations he had done to his property. She said she was interested in getting tips to renovate her house.
Her lawsuit alleges, “Once inside the house, Chief Charles Hurley grabbed Plaintiff around the torso, forced his tongue in Plaintiff’s mouth, unzipped his trousers and forced Plaintiff’s hand onto his penis, all before Plaintiff was able to break away and flee from the house...”
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