In a deposition recently released to the public, Savannah Chief of Police Michael Berkow admitted having an affair with a subordinate during his tenure as Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
He faces a sexual and racial harassment suit from an LAPD sergeant, claiming he gave preferential treatment to officers who had affairs with him. The plaintiff also contends that when she complained, he demoted and transferred her.
Berkow, who joined the LAPD in 2003 to reform the disciplinary system, was head of its Professional Standards Bureau. He contends the affair was purely personal, noting that “paramour favoritism” is not the same as “sexual harassment.”
Final note: It remains to be seen if the courts will agree with Berkow’s assessment and whether it will fly in conservative Savannah.
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