Police complaint leads to what some may view as payback - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Police complaint leads to what some may view as payback

The city of Cleveland is retaliating after a female police officer made an EEOC complaint against her male supervisor.

Police Officer Valerie Mone complained in 2010 about her treatment at the hands of her Supervisor Sgt. James Mishic in the property unit.

"I wasn't allowed to work overtime because I was told because I was a girl," said Valerie Mone.

Officer Mone showed 19 Action News paperwork documenting her claim and statements from other officers about his calling her princess or fluffy. Treatment more reflective of the 1950's than today. He took a puff of his cigarette, blew the cigarette smoke in my face and said if you don't like it do something about it.

The 17-year officer says she was denied overtime because she was a woman and was paid straight time while male officers were given 12 hours of time and a half.   

"He took a puff of his cigarette, blew the cigarette smoke in my face and said if you don't like it do something about it," said Valerie Mone. 

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The letter may have been a bad move. She was asked to type, a police term for explaining your actions.

The questions about our interview.

The city charges she discussed it's internal investigation. The reality is she discussed her EEOC complaint. She told the city that. But they said that wasn't good enough. Now she's got pages of questions and answers and a threat of departmental charges.

All over her being the victim and wanting something done.

 

 

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s she predicted, things have gotten more difficult for Officer Mone. The day our first story aired she got a letter from the chief's office detailing what the city was doing. She wrote back saying two of the three remedies were moot because they occurred months earlier, and his being sent to sensitivity training had already failed in the past.
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