- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - A lawyer for a Cranston police captain who sued the city, the mayor and several members of the department for sexual harassment and gender discrimination says his client is willing to settle the claim for $1,250,000.

Attorney Stephen Breggia, who represents Capt. Karen Guilbeault, in a demand letter to the city says his client was subjected to “unlawful and abusive treatment.”

Guilbeault seeks damages for lost earnings and benefits, as well as pain, suffering, emotional distress and medical care.

Breggia told The Providence Journal on Thursday “Negotiations have been initiated with the sending of the letter.”

Robert Coupe, director of administration for Mayor Allan Fung, called Guilbeault’s claim “absurd” and said the city is prepared to go to trial.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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