The City of Syracuse owes Katherine Lee 400,000 dollars. Lee is a Syracuse Police Officer who was sexually harassed and sued the department for it. The third verdict was made against the Syracuse police department over the sexual discrimination. The money will be taken from city funds.
Bill Ryan, Common Council Chairman of Public Safety, says the city will appeal this decision especially for the taxpayers. Ryan said Mayor Stephanie Miner will be taking the steps to make sure the police department is up to par with officer training with their behavior towards each other.
" We have to make sure that if there's some bad police officers here that need to be singled out and dealt with that we do that as well," Ryan said.
There will be a meeting next week with the Miner and the Syracuse Chief of Police to discuss the appeal further.