POLICE Capt. Anthony Washington, who for years has had a string of troubling accusations lodged against him, has been promoted to an inspector in the narcotics unit.
At least four officers have filed lawsuits against Washington, commander of the 17th District, in Point Breeze, accusing him of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. These officers have also filed Equal Employment Opportunity complaints against him.
One officer suing Washington, Sgt. John Massi, alleges that Washington routinely threatened and harassed him in the 17th District, only to have Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel allegedly warn Massi that Washington "is my friend - don't f--- with him."