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EFD: Alleged Harassment Victim Asks for Time, Healing


The female employee's sexual harassment allegations led to Chief Connelly's Resignation

The Evansville Fire Department has released a statement from the department employee who accused the fire chief of sexual harassment. WNIN’s John Gibson has the update:

The allegations against Chief Mike Connelly led to his sudden resignation in September.

In the statement, the unidentified female employee said she “reported everything that occurred” in a memo to the City of Evansville’s Human Resources Department.

She also says the actions of Connelly should not be held as representative of the Fire Department or what she calls “the professional men and women of the department.”

She concluded the statement by asking for “privacy and time” as she heals and moves forward from the incidents.

Connelly was accused of repeatedly taking video of the employee on a cell phone.

The Winnecke administration refused to divulge the reason for Connelly’s departure.

An investigation by the Evansville Courier and Press uncovered the sexual harassment allegations this week.