Harrisburg cop, accused of theft, sues city

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Harrisburg police officer, accused of stealing funds from a city youth program, is suing the city for $250,000.

Jennie Jenkins says she was denied her right to due process when she was suspended from the department in October of 2013.

Her suspension followed allegations that she mismanaged funds while serving as president of the Harrisburg Athletic League (PAL).

Jenkins believes the department’s decision to suspend her and then make it public was in retaliation to the two sexual harassment complaints she had filed.

According to court documents, Jenkins filed a complaint in August and September of 2013. In those complaints, Jenkins states that she was subjected to a hostile work environment on the basis of her sex.

In those court records, Jenkins describes being regularly followed and defamed by male police officers, among other things.

Her case was investigated by the attorney general’s office. In its findings, Jenkins had paid herself an estimated $7,000 of Harrisburg PAL’s charitable donations and grant funding.

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