A GAY PHILADELPHIA police officer claims he was harassed and transferred to an unwanted overnight shift after a supervisor discovered his sexual orientation, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in Common Pleas Court.
Officer N. Melville Jones, 44, said Daniel Castro, then a police captain, began to harass him in 2009 after Jones declined a job that Castro offered him.
Jones didn't want the position because Castro had a tainted "reputation and history . . . of pressuring subordinates to doctor incident reports," according to the lawsuit. Castro, who was fired from his position as a police inspector, is in federal prison after his conviction in a 2010 shakedown plot of a business partner who owed him $90,000.