Nurse Sues Police Department for Sexual Harassment

Nurse Kimberli Hirst claims that when she worked as a forensic nurse in the Oceanside Police Department in 2008 and 2009 she was subjected to unwanted comments and advances by an officer. She also claims that the Police Department ignored her complaints.
The officer in question, 41-year-old Gilbert Garcia was fired in 2009 after an internal investigation, however he claims that Hirst is lying and that his termination is unjust. The nurse whose job was to draw blood from suspected drunken drivers and other criminals is now insisting that her former employer be held responsible for the harassment she suffered.

The suit lists the officer, police force and the city, a city attorney says that Hirst’s complaint that the police department ignored her reports and complaints is not true. When you look at the time frame from when Hirst says the harassment occurred until when she filed the lawsuit in September the coincidence of Garcia being terminated in late 2009, makes it seem as if the department did handle the situation.

But what remains is the fact that for a year Hirst was a victim of sexual harassment. When she reported the situation nothing was done at the time, and she feels that her suffering and her humiliation were ignored. There are no details as to what Hirst seeks to gain from the lawsuit. One would expect damages and compensation as well as proper training and policy for the P.D. Nurse Kimberli Hirst claims that when she worked as a forensic nurse in the Oceanside Police Department in 2008 and 2009 she was subjected to unwanted comments and advances by an officer. She also claims that the Police Department ignored her complaints.
The officer in question, 41-year-old Gilbert Garcia was fired in 2009 after an internal investigation, however he claims that Hirst is lying and that his termination is unjust. The nurse whose job was to draw blood from suspected drunken drivers and other criminals is now insisting that her former employer be held responsible for the harassment she suffered.

The suit lists the officer, police force and the city, a city attorney says that Hirst’s complaint that the police department ignored her reports and complaints is not true. When you look at the time frame from when Hirst says the harassment occurred until when she filed the lawsuit in September the coincidence of Garcia being terminated in late 2009, makes it seem as if the department did handle the situation.

But what remains is the fact that for a year Hirst was a victim of sexual harassment. When she reported the situation nothing was done at the time, and she feels that her suffering and her humiliation were ignored. There are no details as to what Hirst seeks to gain from the lawsuit. One would expect damages and compensation as well as proper training and policy for the P.D.



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