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EEOC Says Kauai Police Retaliated Against Officer

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Kauai Police Department retaliated against a veteran police officer after she reported alleged sexual harassment by an assistant chief. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is reporting the EEOC found "reasonable cause" that 54-year-old Sergeant Darla Abbatiello was subjected to harassment, discrimination and retaliation, but the EEOC did not confirm the alleged sexual harassment charges against Assistant Chief Alejandre Quibilan. It was Abbatiello's case that led to a controversial move by Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. to suspend police Chief Darryl Perry in 2012.

 

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