NYPD cop who accused supervisor of texting photos of his genitals wins $300,000 settlement - NY Daily News

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The city will pay $300,000 to an NYPD detective who said her boss flashed her and sent her pictures of his penis, the Daily News has learned.

Detective Shemalisca Vasquez filed a sexual harassment suit against the police department in 2012, claiming now-retired lieutenant Ruben Caban exposed himself to her while on duty.

Caban also texted her photos of his genitals, according to the lawsuit.

"I hope you like!” Caban allegedly wrote with a picture of him holding his penis.

It is not clear how much Caban has to pay out of the $300,000 settlement. He has since retired from the NYPD.

Over the last six years, Vasquez remained in the department and was promoted to detective specialist, officials said.

“It’s taken a long time,” Vasquez’s attorney, Eric Sanders, said. Vasquez declined to be interviewed.

“She’s just relieved its over,” Sanders explained.

Initially, Vasquez sought a $30 million award, according to court papers.

The cop claimed she was subjected to a barrage of perverse behavior by Caban when the two worked together at the Bronx Transit Task Force in 2010.

She alleged Caban flashed her in a room at the Elder Ave. subway station where they were supposed to be on the lookout for fare-beaters, according to her complaint filed in Bronx Supreme Court.

"Put that thing away," Vasquez fired back at him, the complaint states.

The cop's allegations, first reported by The News, were investigated by the Bronx district attorney's office and the Internal Affairs Bureau, but no criminal charges were filed.

The suit alleges Caban repeatedly asked Vasquez for sex in exchange for preferred assignments and days off.

In addition to photos of his genitals, the ex-supervisor sent her a meme of a woman performing oral sex on a man accompanied by the message, "Subway Eat Fresh," the suit charges.

Sanders was stunned that Caban was never charged criminally.

“The city has do more against sexual harassment,” he said. “This is a big problem and they are not doing enough. They have to take swift and punitive action when supervisors violate people’s civil rights.”

The NYPD referred inquiries to the city law department.

“Settling this case was in the best interest of the city,” a Law Department spokesman said.

Caban denied the sexual harassment allegations Thursday and said he was disappointed that the city settled the case.

“I wanted my day in court to prove these charges are unsubstantiated and to be vindicated and regain my reputation,” he said.

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