new sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles Police Department officer
has connections with the alleged cover-up in the murder investigation of the late
Notorious B.I.G. According
to reports, the suit was filed by LAPD Sgt. Ya-May Christle. Christle claimed
some department promotions and choice assignments are being handed out in exchange
for sexual favors. Christle,
who was part of the LAPD team that reviewed the B.I.G. investigative files and
her lawyer said that some of the information she prepared has disappeared and
was never forwarded to the rapper's family as ordered by the courts.
deputy chief Michael Berkow is named as a defendant in the suit, which accuses
the officer of offering advancement in return for sex as well as maintaining a
sleep-in room at the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles. The
building is the same place where police Board of Rights hearings are held and
the headquarters for the LAPD's Internal Affairs Division. Berkow recently left
the LAPD, after the lawsuit was filed, to become chief of police in Savannah,
also claimed she was transferred and demoted after filing complaints about Berkow's
alleged activities. In addition to the LAPD, Christle is suing city of Los Angeles.
or the LAPD have commented on the suit. An LAPD spokesman said the department
never comments on any pending litigation.