Six months after former Sitka Police detective Mary Ferguson settled her half-million-dollar sexual harassment suit with the city, she’s delivered on her promise to conduct an outside investigation into the department. But even though the investigation was ordered in her settlement and was led by a retired judge, Ferguson is worried that it won’t bring about needed change in Sitka’s police culture.Read More
A sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former police officer against the City of Sitka, has settled out of court for over $500,000. Mary Ferguson says she’ll continue pushing for change at the Sitka Police Department. Her settlement includes a provision allowing her to conduct an independent investigation into police management practices.
Former Sitka police detective Ryan Silva filed suit in August, 2018, claiming he was harassed and demoted after calling out irregularities in the department’s procurement of automatic weapons.
A former jailer in the Sitka Police Department claims that he was defamed and forced to resign his job, after he left a police training program due to an injury. Noah Shepard filed suit on February 25.