NYPD Housing Boss Mocked 'Spanish Hair,' Women and Minorities, Cop Claims [View all]
THROGS NECK — A NYPD officer plans to sue the city for $15 million, saying she has been the victim of a racially and sexually charged work environment since 2011.
Eunice Vilaseca claims her supervisor at the NYPD's Housing Bureau in the Bronx, Lt. Dennis Azambuja, repeatedly discriminated against her and other minority employees while other supervisors ignored or condoned his actions, according to a notice of claim her lawyers filed March 14.
According to the notice of claim, Azambuja — who works at NYPD's Public Service Area 8 at the Throggs Neck Houses — announced that he had a “Hit List” of African American and Hispanic workers he disliked for their ethnicity. He also made offensive comments about Vilaseca's "Spanish hair," and “openly referred to females as ‘Bit--es’" in the workplace, according to the notice of claim filed by the Sanders Firm.