Former NYPD Employee Claims She Was Fired for Reporting Boss Caught Aroused on Her Desk

Lattina Brown, a former NYPD employee, claims that her manager, Brian Adams, who claimed to be related to Mayor Adams, sexually harassed her by sitting on her desk, clearly aroused. Brown claimed she was dismissed and faced retaliation for reporting his actions.

Her problems began shortly after she started her $70,000-per-year position as a citywide community organizer in June 2022. According to the New York Post, Brown reported being harassed after accompanying Adams to a meeting in Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso’s office.

Brown stated in court filings that she was approached by an unknown woman who complimented her on her appearance and outfit.

In response, Adams allegedly implied, “That woman wasn’t trying to compliment you; she wants to sleep with you.” “You have women looking at you because you look good.”

After a meeting, Adams allegedly asked Brown if she was married and if she was “horny” as they were driving. According to Brown, she “immediately felt concerned for her safety and felt traumatic flashbacks to a previous sexual assault she suffered.”

On June 21, 2022, Brown claimed that Adams sat on her desk, spread his legs, and showed his erect penis through his pants. When a neighboring police officer observed, Adams immediately walked away. Brown was led outside by the officer and notified them of the harassment.

The police officer encouraged Brown to make a report, which she eventually did. The lawsuit claims Adams boasted about being related to Mayor Eric Adams. The mayor’s office did not comment on the relationship, and there was no indication of it in records.

Adams declined to comment, but according to a police source, he refuted the charges, claiming Brown complained “after she knew she was getting fired.”

Brown, a former City Council staffer, denounced a supervisor in Corey Johnson’s office for making insulting remarks about minorities. She reported Adams’ alleged harassment to Police Commissioner Edward Caban, whom she knew from her community activities.

Despite Brown’s calls to Caban about the activity, the lawsuit claims he did nothing. Another employee listed in the lawsuit, Arianna Dillon, allegedly notified Brown that Adams had treated her similarly.

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