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City of Binghamton Hires Firm to Review Police Department

By Fox 40 Staff.
The City of Binghamton has chosen the local law firm Coughlin and Gerhart to conduct a review of the City's Police Department.

This comes after Police Officer Kristi Sager filed a sexual harassment complaint against Police Chief Joseph Zikuski. The complaint alleges that Zikuski made sexual advances towards her, other female officers and the wives of male department members.

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. Zikuski has been placed on paid administrative leave and the review, which began on March 25th is expected to take about 30 to 45 days.