The dirt is flying now. Former JPD officer Tina Bianchini amended her lawsuit against the city of Jackson with some rather lurid allegations yesterday against JPD Deputy Commander Tyree Jones. Ms. Bianchini filed her lawsuit after she claimed she was fired after she was arrested for a domestic violence incident with another JPD officer she was dating. She claimed she was a victim of sexual harassment and racial discrimination.
Her amended complaint states:
On March 26, 2015, Bianchini, a white female police officer with the Jackson Police Department (“hereinafter “JPD”)was arrested and charged with domestic violence. Aaron Allen, an African-American male police officer, who also employed by JPD, was involved in the domestic violence incident with Bianchini. Aaron Allen (hereinafter “Allen”) was not arrested or charged with domestic violence on March 26, 2015.
Upon information and belief, Allen and other individuals employed by the City of Jackson and JPD concocted a story to protect Allen and the others. In an official JPD report, Allen claimed Bianchini broke into his home while he was visiting with a female he met on Backpage.com, a website where prostitutes solicit customers. Upon information and belief, JPD officers did not investigate whether the woman at Allen’s house on the morning of the encounter between Bianchini and Allen was in fact a prostitute or whether Allen gave a false statement to law enforcement to cover up the identity of the woman who was present in his home.
While JPD officers did nothing to determine whether Allen broke the law on March 26, 2015, JPD Chief Lee Vance (hereinafter “Chief Vance”) says he was told Bianchini was the aggressor in the domestic violence incident. After Bianchini posted bond, Chief Vance instructed JPD officers to escort Bianchini to his office. Chief Vance gave Bianchini an ultimatum: resign or be fired. Under duress, Bianchini resigned. Chief Vance, who is African-American, did not terminate Allen. In addition, Chief Vance did not fire other African-American police officers who were charged with domestic violence before and after March 26, 2015.
Ms. Bianchini is white. Mr. Allen and Chief Vance are black. The Clarion-Ledger also reported that Mr. Allen is engaged to city attorney Monica Joiner. However, the former cop is not done burning down the house. Apparently Ms. Bianchini engaged in another relationship with another cop:
During the course of Bianchini’s employment with JPD, she engaged in a consensual relationship with Commander Tyree Jones (hereinafter “Commander Jones” ). After Bianchini ended her consensual relationship with Jones, Jones retaliated against her and refused to assist Bianchini in landing a position in the Crime Scene Investigations Department, a position he promised her during their consensual relationship. In addition, Jones refused to help Bianchini secure detail work as he had done during the course of their consensual relationship.
Chief Vance knew or should have known that Jones was involved in relationships with female subordinates in violation of JPD’s sexual harassment policy as there had been number instances where Chief Vance disciplined female officers who were involved with Jones. Upon information and belief, when Chief Vance was shown a photograph of Commander Jones’s penis, he shrugged off Commander Jones’s misconduct. The photograph that Chief Vance was shown is eerily similar to the photograph of Commander Jones’s penis that he sent to Bianchini along with sexually explicit text message.
The amended complaint shows several text messages and a um, rather graphic photo on page three. The amended complaint is posted below.
Ms. Bianchini is represented by attorneys Lisa Ross and Carlos Tanner. The complaint seeks damages for false arrest,
false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and violation of her equal protection rights. The case is assigned to Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III. Earlier post with copy of original lawsuit.
Kingfish note: So much for that protein shake I was about to fix for a mid-morning meal. How low can this go? However, one can't end this post without posting this video.