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Sexual Harassment Allegations Believed to Have Caused Chief’s Resignation

Chief Gary Eisenhower of the Cosmopolis Police Department in Washington State has resigned, citing his declining health. Community leaders, however, speculate that the actual cause behind Eisenhower’s resignation are the sexual harassment allegations made against him in April of this year, and which prompted the former Chief to take a leave of absence in early May. Officer Shellee Stratton and administrative clerk Shelley Willet, who are the only two women in the Department, have both come forward with claims that Eisenhower sexually harassed them. The two women have filed discrimination charges with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 08/07/02