Kia Brooks says now-Inspector Anthony Cook sexually assau...
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Kia Brooks says now-Inspector Anthony Cook sexually assaulted her on an elevator and was ignored by administration when she complained. </span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-size:24px;">Hear her story:</span></b></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Officer John Bocchino was Brooks' partner and she broke down to him crying moment after the alleged assault. Once they filled a report to internal affairs, which Cook headed at the time, supervisors ordered them not to work together and manufactured violations to write them up, he said.</span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-size:24px;">Hear his story:</span></b></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Muse is Brooks' uncle. After news broke of the alleged incident, Cook tried to get him to help make the complaint go away, Muse said. After he said no, Muse said all his evaluations went from "exemplary" to unsatisfactory and faced daily retaliation. </span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-size:24px;">Hear his story:</span></b></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Ricks supervised Brooks and Bocchino. After the accusations came out about the alleged incident involved Inspector Cook, Ricks was a vocal supporter of Brooks. He says that led to administration targeting him. </span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-size:24px;">Hear his story:</span></b></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Williams says he was told this year to write up employees who have filed suit against police administration for absenteeism. Days after he refused, while out on medical leave from injuries stemming from being shot on duty, he was demoted. He returned to work and faced more than 50 days of suspension. </span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-size:24px;">Hear his story:</span></b></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Anderson says he refused to implement a quota system, and in response, Inspector Cook took aim at him, writing him up numerous times, he said.</span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-size:24px;">Hear what he said: </span></b></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Cabrera and two other officers were demoted, twice, after complaining that they haven't received overtime pay and their schedules were in violation of their contract. </span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-size:24px;">Hear the story:</span></b></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Jest, who retired on April 1, was allegedly at a bar, drinking on duty last year when Ricks and Cabrera spotted him. </span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:24px;">Hear their story: </span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Kia Brooks filed a lawsuit in the fall of 2016 after she said her complaints to administration over an alleged sexual harassment were ignored. </span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Her partner, Bocchino, and her uncle, Muse, joined as plaintiffs when administration allegedly retaliated against them in wake of accusation.</span></div><div><br></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">A female officer on the police force, who we are not naming due to the nature of her allegations, accused Cook of arriving at her house in 2007 for "business matters" and masturbating on her couch and his gun. She says she was told by Cook to keep the incident between them. </span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">East Orange paid $200K to settle suit alleging that Cook masturbated on a female officer's couch and his gun. </span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">A police department employee alleged she reported the 2007 incident and was subjected to hostile work environment as a result.</span></div><div><br></div> www.nj.com A police department employee alleged she reported the 2007 incident and was subjected to hostile work environment as a result
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Ricks filed his lawsuit on March 26 naming the city, its police department, Inspector Cook, former Capt. Jest and Capt. Bindi. </span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Williams filed his on March 20 naming the department, Director Coley, Chief Bindi and Inspector Cook. </span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The three officers, who were all part of the disbanded narcotics unit, complained about an alleged breached in contract and failing to pay out overtime. They filed their suit in November 2017 and names the city, the department, Inspector Cook, Director Cook, Chief Bindi and Sgt. Anthony Peters. </span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Anderson filed his lawsuit in November of 2017 naming the city, the police department and Inspector Cook. </span></div>

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