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Binghamton Police Chief Accused of Discrimination

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The female Binghamton Police Officer accusing Chief Joseph Zikuski of discrimination is taking her complaints to the State's Division of Human Rights.

The agency received Kristi Sager's complaint today. She says she was suspended from the force as retaliation for refusing Zikuski's sexual advances.

Sager is accused of leaving her post multiple times and leaving the scene of an accident without calling police, with witnesses saying she smelled of alcohol.

Sager says she was not drinking at all and said she hit a patch of ice. Corporation Counsel for the City of Binghamton responded with the following statement: “While the city has not yet been served with the complaint filed today with the State Division of Human Rights, we have been made aware of the nature of the allegations by several media outlets who have received the complaint from Officer Sager’s counsel. It should be noted that none of the allegations, which date from June 2006 until June 2014, were ever raised with the city until after Officer Sager was suspended pending termination for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, for filing false reports and other misconduct unbecoming of a police officer.”