WEEKEND BULLETIN: Secret probe eyes Atascadero cop ..discrimination..
February 10, 2008
An internal investigation has been launched by top level Atascadero officials into complaints made by male officers in the city’s police department, UncoveredSLO.com has confirmed through city officials and other sources.
The complaints allege discrimination and preferential treatment involving female officers.
At least a dozen police personnel have been called behind closed doors at City Hall over the past week and the investigation is reportedly half completed.
Preferential treatment for an alleged lesbian officer by an upper level officer with whom she has a relationship with is one subject of the probe.
Newly-appointed Police Chief Jim Mulhall, who has been present at the officer interviews, has not yet returned phone calls from UncoveredSLO.com. Keep your eye on this site for more information on this unfolding story.