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Judge Clears State Officer In Sexual Assault of Recruit

Philadelphia Inquirer via YellowBrix

October 01, 2010

CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ – A New Jersey State Police sergeant accused of sexually harassing a recruit from Camden County has been cleared by an administrative law judge.

Judge Donald Stein found no evidence that Sgt. Christine Shallcross verbally harassed Trooper Alexis Hayes at the Police Academy in 2005 or kissed her at graduation.

But the judge ordered Shallcross suspended without pay for drawing on recruits’ faces with markers and for driving a police vehicle after drinking.

Shallcross’ attorney, George Daggett, said that the suspension was for 75 days and that he planned to appeal it.

“We’re very pleased the judge saw through the false testimony of Alexis Hayes. . . . She has a civil suit that she’s trying to make money on,” Daggett said.

Hayes, of Berlin Borough, filed a federal lawsuit in Camden in December against the state police and several officers who she says harassed and sexually assaulted her. She also accuses the state police of hazing and of failing to properly investigate her complaints.

Her attorney, William Buckman, said that after Hayes came forward, she suffered retaliation. He said that she was falsely charged with drunken driving in January, and that when a judge dismissed the charge in July, she was charged with assaulting a Berlin police officer.

She has been suspended without pay since January on the two charges.

Berlin Police Chief Bob Carrara said the assault charge was not retaliation because his officers were not involved with Hayes’ dispute with the state police. He said she resisted arrest and assaulted an officer who was responding to a domestic-violence call.

Meanwhile, the rape charges that Hayes filed against State Police Lt. Thomas King also were dismissed. She filed a complaint with Pittsburgh authorities months after she said King had sexually assaulted her in April 2009 while she and a contingent of 49 officers attended the funeral of three slain officers.


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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    WOW!!!!

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    MeanStreets949

    almost 4 years ago

    2318 Comments

    It just gives the entire Police profession another black eye on which non PO's can exploit....it makes us all look bad....

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    arroyol

    almost 4 years ago

    696 Comments

    hmmm

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    Daysend

    almost 4 years ago

    902 Comments

    Wow, as much as I like to give people the benifit of a doubt. She does has a LONG history of "people", "assulting" her for "no reason.".
    Now either, she behaves in a way which draws this attention to her, gives off some kind of pherimone, or she has relations with people then later tries to cash out.

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    djs2v

    almost 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    WOW!!

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    CAZ

    almost 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    WOW

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Like alexy said who did the background on this one.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11190 Comments

    She's looking for a gravy train ......

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Un frigging believieable and that all I have to say, other than I'm glad I'm not a NJ LEO.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Drama queen...total drama queen. And I agree, I can only imagine the psychological issues this chick carries. Guys and lesbians, be VERY careful in your associations with female officers. Keep it STRICTLY professional. If you want to get involved with a female cop, do it with a cop from ANOTHER AGENCY.

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    alexy

    almost 4 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Wow,
    who did that background and psych eval on that one?

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    chiefkcr

    almost 4 years ago

    3614 Comments

    Not good at all !

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50322 Comments

    Trouble just seems to be following this officer.

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    wiseass0282

    almost 4 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Wow, perhaps she is 1096, Bump Robocop33

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    They need to get rid of this cop-hating witch! She is not a Cop, she is looking to use her position for personal gain and has shown her disdain for LEO's with her false accusations. To make the claim that a Lt. raped her while attending a funeral for fellow LEOs is beyond belief! I am also trying to figure out how and under what authority a Judge can suspend a NJ State Trooper. It should be up the the Agency and then only after a complete IA investigation. In this case the Sgt. could probably face dismissal if the charges were true, not up to a Judge.

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