Thursday, March 7, 2019

Jackson Settles W/Deputy Chief for $55,200

The city of Jackson settled a sex-discrimination suit with Deputy Police Chief Tina Wallace.   The City Council approved a payment of $55,200 to Ms. Wallace Tuesday.  She sued the city in 2017 in U.S. District Court.

 Ms. Wallace served as Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations when Deputy Chief Vance became Chief.  He eventually demoted her to Lieutenant of Administration.  She currently serves as Deputy Police Chief.

The complaint contained rather lurid allegations of misconduct that took place under the leadership of Chief Lee Vance.  The complaint is posted below (p.20) Employees sent "d*** pics" to other employees, a culture of sexual harassment thrived at JPD, and officers were paid for time not worked.  However, an Internal Affairs report stated Ms. Wallace failed a polygraph exam.

Attorney Lisa Ross represented Ms. Wallace.  The case was assigned to Judge Daniel Jordan, III. 

Posted below: Settlement resolution, Internal Affairs Report, and complaint.


Anonymous said...

Easy money. Work for JPD sue JPD. File suit (sexual harassment!!!!) Settle for a few bucks. Go back to work. Routine.

Easy money. Work for Hinds County...

Anonymous said...

So where does that money come from? Property taxes from about 10 houses in N.E. Jackson?

Anonymous said...

@10:08 so what? Maybe its 100 houses somewhere else or a combination of the two. That is money that cannot be spent on bettering the City.

In my humble opinion, no one should continue to work for the City they successfully sue. She is not a "whistle blower". Frankly, I've never worked anywhere that I wasn't sexually harrassed and/or exposed to sexually explicit jokes, etc. Also, men were and are paid more than I am for similar work. It is slowly changing but old habits die hard in a culture. The idea of sueing and going through all the hoops necessary to gain a little money and no true recompense for the hurt, is not appealing to me. Living with my head high and continuing to do my work and keep my side of the street clean is far better for me and does finally create a better atmosphere around me. Now a serious sexual attack would be different.

Anonymous said...

And this guy wants to be Sheriff??? WTF, sounds like Lee Vance and Victor Mason are cut from the same cloth. Screw ‘literally’ your employees, sexual harass them, give money away to your buddies, and then let us the tax payers pay your bill when you admit guilt in a court of law. And folks wonder why crime is out of control...

Cynical Sam said...

@10:33 AM - Well said.

Anonymous said...

This won't bode well for Vance and his bid for Sherriff of Hinds County.

He will absolutely do the same thing at Hinds ,as he'll hire all of his JPD buddies and they'll continue on with their business as usual, SEXUALLY Harassing every woman, because they can.

We have the ability to make things right. Please let's not elect another JPD historical screw up i.e. Tyrone Lweis and Victor Mason and now Vance. .

Spooner will be a great Sheriff people..

Anonymous said...

It's $75,000 total, with $22,500 coming from back pay.

Two items on the agenda, two settlement amounts.

Anonymous said...

Her demotion was based her failing a polygraph and getting paid for details she never showed up for. She has been promoted to Deputy Chief. She is currently despised by the rank and file at JPD.

Anonymous said...

She was not sexually harassed, Vance demoted her for being untruthful. The City felt it was better to settle than to fight it in litigation. Vance has not been accused of sexually harassing anyone. Get your facts straight

Unknown said...

WOW.. That's all she got.It appears that the Judge was not going to settle the lawsuit base on a lot of lies.
If that's all we have on Lee Vance than he will be our next sheriff.

Anonymous said...

Personally, this officer should have been fired.
She failed the polygraph exam which proves that she’s a dishonest officer.
This shows that Lee is a man of integrity and a great leader.
City should not have settled this case! Money wasted

Anonymous said...

Who is really surprised that Antar Lumumba's administration promoted someone who was not truthful?

The Same Lee? said...

Is this the same Lee Vance who is currently running for Sheriff of Hinds County? Asking for discerning voters.

Anonymous said...

@2:32PM... You are correct it appears about the lack of sexual harassment charges. However, there are plenty to go around in regard to the clown prince of hinds county, lawdog Mason.

Anonymous said...

10:33 I truly appreciate the "non-whiney" nature of your post. I will add that in my job I regularly see women with a smaller skill set and less experience jump more qualified men in the promotion process. I've been exposed to raunchy behavior by these women. It is what it is. If the men complain they get fired. The discrimination door swings both ways.

Anonymous said...

I find it funny that the person who actually discrimates against officers won a lawsuit. This is a joke smh. She has screwed over some many officers just because she don’t like them smh

Anonymous said...

Looks to me like this was just another way to pay off someone for doing some of the political dirty work.

Anonymous said...

The City and it's half-ass legal department ought to be more informed when they simply settle these "discrimination" lawsuits. Simply paying off the officer to cut their expenses has not rectified the bad situation. You often retain and even promote a trouble magnet who now has a sense of entitlement and will be a cancer in your department. Part of the settlement should have been separation from the department. This kind of stupidity only rewards bad behavior and disunity within the ranks. When will the adults take over?

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