2 Jewish cops sue Philly Police Department claiming anti-Semitic acts by district colleagues
Two Jewish police officers have filed a federal lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department claiming a pattern of anti-Semitism by colleagues in their Fairmount district, including scratching a Nazi “SS” symbol into a locker and drawing a Star of David and the phrase “Hebrew Hammer” onto a door of a patrol car.
In the suit, Officer Stacey Gonzalez, a 21-year department veteran, and Officer Pavel Reznik, a Russian immigrant with 12 years on the force, alleged that “racist” comments and anti-Semitic acts by a female supervisor, Cpl. Karen Church, and more than 10 officers in the Ninth District headquarters at 401 N. 21st St., created an unsafe working environment and violated their civil rights.
Continue reading on Philly.com