War on Men: Lawsuit Claims NYPD Officer Killed Himself Because Boss Forced Sex on Him

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

She just couldn’t take no for an answer, allegedly.

A Queens cop killed himself last year because his female boss made him trade sex for a favorable work schedule, his wife claims in a bombshell lawsuit.

Gina Schindler claims her late husband, Officer Matthew Schindler, was forced to have sex with his supervisor, Sgt. Christine Hertzel, to determine his workload and schedule.

Schindler, 39, “was made to understand that he would suffer tangible detriment in his job, job assignments, work conditions and future prospects if he did not submit to the sexual advances and demands of Hertzel,” according to the lawsuit filed in Queens Supreme Court.

The widow claims in the lawsuit that her husband and Hertzel had “sexual relations” during his time at the 115th precinct in Jackson Heights — from March 2011 until his death on Feb 13, 2012.

Schindler “realized and/or believed he could not escape the continuing sexual advances and demands of Hertzel,” the lawsuit said.

On Feb. 13, the 15-year veteran told Hertzel he would kill himself over the “guilt” and asked for the affair to stop, the suit says.

She allegedly refused.

Then he killed himself. We suspect the NYPD will look to quickly settle this.

 

One Response to “War on Men: Lawsuit Claims NYPD Officer Killed Himself Because Boss Forced Sex on Him”

  1. MT Geoff on 30/30/13 at 5:06 pm

    If the facts match what the lawsuit says, this is a tragedy but the officer had recourse if he would have used it.
    If true, too, it’s a reminder that misuse of power and (possibly) a willingness to trade favors can occur regardless of whether the superior is male or female.