Cincinnati police captain claims effort underway to oust Chief Eliot Isaac

WCPOPublished: March 6, 201821 views
Published: March 6, 2018

Three longtime, high-ranking Cincinnati police officials are working behind the scenes to force Chief Eliot Isaac out of office, a district commander alleged Monday. Capt. Bridget Bardua, who oversees Police District Five, also claimed the three men treat her differently, with constant "Monday morning quarterbacking," because she's a woman. She said that's despite violent crime declining last year while she was in charge. The allegations are detailed in a letter sent Monday to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in a memo to Isaac himself from Bardua, Sgt. Jason Voelkerding and Officer Melissa Cummins. Voelkerding and Cummins are part of the neighborhood liaison unit Bardua supervises in District Five. WCPO obtained a copy of the documents Monday afternoon through a public records request.

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