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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The longtime president of the Des Moines police officers' union sexually harassed women inside and outside the department but was allowed to retire without discipline or criminal charges, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Four female employees of the Des Moines Police Department allege in the lawsuit that they were sent unsolicited explicit photos by Des Moines Police Bargaining Unit Association President Stew Barnes in andincluding many of himself naked. A police spokesman has claimed that Barnes could not face disciplinary action once he retired.
One of the women was told that officials could not find that he harassed anyone because, once retired, they were unable to "get his side of the story," the lawsuit says. Barnes had worked as an officer at the department since and led the nearly member union since The lawsuit names the department and the city of Des Moines as defendants and alleges gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act. In addition to three officers and a digital evidence specialist who say Barnes harassed them, a fifth woman alleges she has been passed over for promotions because of her gender.
The lawsuit claims that female employees are routinely subjected to sexist comments, unwanted advances and other demeaning behavior by male officers. The plaintiffs say they have been punished for filing complaints, while offending male officers get promotions or can quietly retire or re.
The plaintiffs include senior police officer Tracy Rho, who says she has faced sexual harassment from male employees since she was hired in She and other women say that Barnes was relentless, continuing his harassment long after they told him to stop. Barnes sent photos of himself without clothes while riding a lawnmower and raking leaves, the suit says. Barnes repeatedly told one officer that she needed to settle a bet over a football game by going skinny dipping in a pool frequented by officers, and sent Naked women Iowa City Iowa photos of himself naked on a raft in the pool.
After Rho came forward in Augustshe asked the assistant chief about the status of the inquiry days later. One department official told an employee who received nude photos from Barnes that she should be happy he was gone rather than critical of the lack of ability, the lawsuit says.
But the department's problems continued. Just last month, another office reed after making inappropriate comments to Rho and about another woman in front of superior officers, the lawsuit says. LOG IN. We'll notify you here with news about. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? Comments 0. Top Stories. Death investigation into Illinois State Trooper found shot in squad car on highway 3 hours ago.
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