HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey city has settled a harassment lawsuit filed by the ex-girlfriend of the former deputy police chief for nearly $2.5 million.
Alessandra Viola began as a dispatcher with the Hackensack Police Department in 1998 and filed suit in 2009.
Viola claimed Police Chief Ken Zisa retaliated against her after she refused sexual advances from him and his brother, Deputy Chief Frank Zisa Jr., after she ended her relationship with Frank.
Frank resigned after Ken Zisa was arrested. The chief was later convicted of misconduct and insurance fraud.
City Manager Stephen Lo Iacono tells The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/NF3MeZ ) the agreement with Viola is the largest of 14 settlements stemming from lawsuits linked in some way to the chief.