Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Demoted After Harassment Allegations

Charles Hurley now a director at the district’s Region 3 office

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013  |  Updated 7:34 PM EDT
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Three officers have made sexual harassment allegations against Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley, who has been reassigned.

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Third Officer Claims Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Sexually Harassed Her

A third female Miami-Dade Schools Police officer said Wednesday that she was sexually harassed by Police Chief Charles Hurley. Meantime, school official Jimmie Brown spoke about how the district took quick action after it learned about the allegations from the first two officers, Deanna Fox-Williams and Yewande Gibson.
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The police chief of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, suspended last year amid allegations of repeated sexual harassment, has been demoted, the school district says.

School district spokesman John Schuster declined to comment on why Chief Charles Hurley was demoted, or whether the decision was due to any findings of improper behavior, the Miami Herald reports.

Third Officer Claims Police Chief Sexually Harassed Her

But Hurley is now a director at the district’s Region 3 office and is doing community outreach, Schuster said. Hurley’s downward move will include a pay cut from his $114,000 salary as chief, the Herald reported.

2 Officers Allege Schools Police Chief Sexually Harassed Them

A third female Miami-Dade Schools Police officer on Jan. 16 alleged she was sexually harassed by Hurley, a day after two lawsuits were filed against him by two other officers who said they were sexually harassed.

Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Reassigned
 

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