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Biden CBP candidate Chris Magnus settled sexual harassment and retaliation case with former protection officer

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Biden CBP candidate Chris Magnus settled sexual harassment and retaliation case with former protection officer

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President Biden’s choice to head Customs and Border Protection (CBP) once settled a case with a former member of his protection detachment who claimed the then police chief had engaged in sexual harassment and then retaliated against him when he was reported.

Chris Magnus, currently Chief of Police in Tucson, Arizona, and former Chief of Police in Richmond, Calif., Settled the case – which stems from his tenure as Chief in Richmond – in 2017 out of court for a undisclosed amount. He has since called the claim “false” and that he has been targeted for being gay.

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In the 2015 complaint, which sued Magnus and the City of Richmond, a former member of its protection service claimed that Magnus “while dressed in questionable civilian clothes, approached the complainant while walking his dog and began to inappropriately touch the complainant on his arm, and started rubbing the complainant on the top of his leg, in an obviously sexual manner. “

October 19, 2021: Chris Magnus testifies before the Senate Finance Committee about his appointment as the next US Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Rod Lamkey / Pool via AP)
(Rod Lamkey / Pool via AP)

The officer claimed he told Magnus he was not interested and reported the conduct to his supervisor – and as a result, Magnus’ demeanor and attitude towards him changed. He claimed that Magnus then began to deny him overtime, training and refused to allow him to fill a number of positions.

Ultimately, according to the complaint, Magnus took advantage of a subsequent domestic altercation between the cop and his former wife to spark an internal affairs investigation, although the complainant was never charged with a felony.

The complaint said the “biased” investigation into the incident only looked for evidence to support his dismissal, charged him with domestic assault and battery and took possession of a number of firearms. unregistered – even though the complaint indicates that other police officers were not sanctioned for having unregistered firearms.

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“Then when the plaintiff denied the charges during his interview with the internal affairs investigator, the defendant Magnus accused the plaintiff of ‘lying’ to the investigator and then terminated the plaintiff’s employment for dishonesty. presumed, “he says. He was fired for domestic battery, damage to property, possession of unregistered firearms and lying to an investigator.

The complaint states that Magnus was proposed as a hearing officer even though the officer had filed a sexual harassment complaint against him.

According to a Courthouse News report at the time, the city of Richmond claimed the agent was fired after an investigation revealed that he had made false statements about the marital dispute and was the main aggressor in the altercation with his ex.

The case was settled out of court in 2017. It was one of several lawsuits brought against Magnus, with another accusing him of making racist jokes and discriminating against him. against black officers.

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Magnus dismissed the allegations against him as “entirely false” in an interview this year with The New York Times – and said he was being targeted for being gay.

Biden CBP candidate Chris Magnus settled sexual harassment and retaliation case with former protection officer

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“There were still people back then who thought I was an easier target because I’m a gay man,” he said. “This is not the first time in my career that I have experienced this.”

The White House did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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