(CBS) — A former suburban police officer claims he was fired from his job after he rejected the sexual advances of his police chief boss.
The federal lawsuit names the village of Round Lake Heights and Police Chief John Roehlk as defendants.READ MORE: White Sox Game Postponed Due To Weather
Plaintiff Hossein Isbitan claims the chief made lewd comments to him, engaged in a series of sexually provocative acts and once asked Isbitan to spend the night at the chief’s home.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Threat For Damaging Thunderstorms And Low Chance Of Tornadoes
The former officer claims he reported the incidents to village officials but no action was taken. Isbitan says after ignoring the numerous advances he was fired for allegedly not fitting in.
Isbitan, who is openly gay, says this lawsuit is all about clearing his professional reputation. He believes his termination has kept him from getting another job in law enforcement.MORE NEWS: 75-Year-Old Man Dead, Woman Injured In Brainerd Apartment Fire
Through a village attorney, Roehlk denies the former officer’s allegations.