Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

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Ocala Chief of Police Kenneth Gregory Graham

[Last updated on September 17, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.]

Ocala, Florida — Multiple sexual harassment complaints have been filed against Ocala Chief of Police Kenneth Gregory Graham.

The Formal Grievance was filed on September 15, 2016.

The Grievance states, “Simultaneous to the filing of this grievance, an EEOC complaint was also filed.”

In the Grievance filed by the Law Office of Bobi J. Frank, PA, it alleges that two female Ocala police officers, Rachel Mangum, and Casey Walsh, suffered unwelcome sexual advances and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature caused by Chief Graham. Officer Tony J. Watts is also a plaintiff in the complaint.

Additionally, the Grievance outlines the abuse of power toward male and female officers who would not conform to Chief Graham’s ideologies, as well as protecting officers who abused their power. The Grievance is based on events involving Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination.

The complaint states, “Arguably, one of the most abusive incidents occurred while several OPD Officers traveled to participate in the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. The incident occurred on May 14, 2016.”

In one of the allegations, Chief Graham allegedly put another female officer’s head into his lap.

There were also multiple witnesses to the incident(s), which occurred on and off duty.

Timeline of events as stated in the complaint

May 14, 2016, abuse to Officer Casey Walsh:

“While attending the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC a small group of officers went to a bar during evening hours. Chief Graham joined the group and consumed alcohol with his subordinates. During the course of the evening, his behavior became increasingly inappropriate.

At one point, Officer Walsh left the group to use the ladies room. There were two bathrooms, at the establishment, right next to each other. Chief Graham was exiting one as Officer Walsh was entering the vacant one. Officer Walsh, while opening the door to the bathroom, noticed that there was a urinal and a toilet in the room and under her breath made a joke about both. Chief Graham responded by saying that they could use the same room together and further joked that Officer Walsh could use the urinal and he could use the toilet. He made comments about their sexual roles being reversed and that Officer Walsh could stand while Chief Graham while seated.

The group eventually left that establishment and traveled by subway to another pub/brewery. While on the subway, Chief Graham engaged in conversation with several officers about sexual encounters and jokes about the size of Officer Walsh’s penis and how it was probably larger than most males present there.

When the group reached the next location, and continued drinking, Chief Graham engaged in a game with his subordinates called “never have I ever.” In this game, participants give scenarios in which they have or have not been involved. Chief Graham made statements about “getting f***ed in the a*s,” and “s***ing d**k” while playing the game. He also stated that he wanted to know who had “the best tits at the table.” He directed some of these questions to He directed some of these questions to Officer Casey Walsh, Officer Rachel Mangum, Sgt. Casey Eades, and Officer Ashley Stinehour.

At one point, Officer Walsh’s girlfriend called her cell phone. Chief Graham took Officer Walsh’s phone from her hands and began speaking to her girlfriend. Officer Walsh’s girlfriend told her that Chief Graham asked why she wasn’t present and continued to question what she was doing that night, where she was going and when she would be home. Officer Walsh’s girlfriend expressed to her that she never wanted to speak with Chief Graham “like that again” and that she felt that the fact that he even wanted to talk to her at all was highly inappropriate.

Over the course of the last year, Officer Walsh has had to endure countless attacks of sexual harassment from Chief K. Gregory Graham. Chief Graham is aware of Officer Walsh’s open homosexuality, and almost always intertwines that subject into the conversations that he has with her. It has become commonplace for Chief Graham to make inappropriate comments about the women that Officer Walsh has dated, and has invited as her guest to Ocala Police Department functions. Chief Graham routinely comments on their attractiveness, and inquirers about how she is able to find and date such beautiful women.

Officer Walsh feels as though each time she comes into contact with Chief Graham, the topic of their conversation shifts to her relationship, or her sexual preference, in general.”

Specific encounters as stated in complaint

February 1, 2016:

“At a department awards ceremony, Officer Walsh’s girlfriend attended to watch her accept an award. After the presentation, Chief Graham asked Officer Walsh about her date and made a comment to Officer Walsh about her appearance and implied that he would be interested in trading sexual partners with her. He introduced himself to Officer Walsh’s date, and later, the date expressed to Officer Walsh that Chief Graham made her feel uncomfortable by the way he looked at her and spoke to her. A male officer was present during the interaction between Officer Walsh and Chief Graham. Chief Graham had also made a sexually charged comment about seeing Officer Walsh’s date from behind.”

Roughly six months ago:

“Chief Graham made a statement about how he would love it if Officer Walsh dated his daughter, but would be concerned if Officer Walsh came to his home for fear that she would end up in bed with his wife for a sexual encounter.”

May 13, 2016:

“While conducting K9 training at a location close to the Police Department, Chief Graham pulled up to the area and rolled down his window. Officer Walsh was with Sgt. Lisa Bienko and Officer Kyle Howie. After a few minutes of small talk, Chief Graham told Officer Walsh that he had recently seen a photograph of her from the past in which she was wearing her hair down and it was long and dark. He also commented that she was wearing make-up. Officer Walsh responded by questioning what the point was and he replied that he would just leave it at that as to not say anything inappropriate. He made the sound, yum, yum, yum.”

May 19, 2016:

“At the Fallen Officer Memorial ceremony in Ocala, Officer Walsh was approached by Mrs. Graham, the Chief’s wife. Chief Graham walked up to the women during their conversation. Mrs. Graham was expressing interest in doing a ride along with Officer Walsh, but Chief Graham quickly interjected and implied that Officer Walsh would be likely to act in an unprofessional way with Mrs. Graham in her vehicle by engaging in intimate behavior together.”

May 14, 2016, abuse to officer Rachel Mangum:

“In addition to Officer Walsh’s perspective explained above, Officer Mangum suffered additional unwelcome sexual advances and physical and verbal conduct of a sexual nature during the same incident.

Officer Mangum asserts that a drinking game which required one person to ask an inappropriate, mostly sexual in nature question to another participant ensued requiring one person to ask another if they had engaged in the act mentioned in the past. If they had engaged in the act mentioned, they would take a drink of an alcoholic beverage. Officer Mangum left the table to use the restroom. Disturbingly, upon her return to the table, Chief Graham, shouted (it was a crowded bar) “I have something for you…” pointing at Officer Mangum. She responded in a confused manner, and Chief Graham stated, “Never have I ever had a c**k shoved in my a*s!” Officer Mangum was humiliated, disgusted, and offended at the unwelcome, abusive comment. She tried to redirect the conversation so as not to draw attention to herself or the situation at hand.

Again, during the same incident, Officer Mangum also witnessed Chief Graham initiate a conversation in reference to which female Officer sitting at the table had the best looking breasts. At which time, Officer Matthew Sams heard Chief Graham state Officer Mangum had the “nicest tits at the table.”

Also during this time, Chief Graham was continuously bothering Sgt. Casey Eades for her personal cell phone, attempting to unlock the password. They were at times physically sparring; Sgt. Eades in an attempt to keep her cell phone away from Chief Graham, and Chief Graham in an attempt to obtain the phone. During the tussle, Chief Graham kept stating, “let me see your titty pics.” At one point the phone was in Officer Mangum’s possession. Because she was so uncomfortable with the events she quickly put the cell phone on the side of the table where Sgt. Eades was sitting, and stated that she was not getting involved.

Additionally, while all the officers were sitting at the table, Officer Mangum observed Chief Graham take Sgt. Eades by the top of her head, and pull her head onto his lap, in an attempt to simulate the action of performing oral sex on Chief Graham.”

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The report also states that phone records prove that Chief Graham has engaged in inappropriate conduct with female officers, namely Sgt. Casey Eades.

The complaint states, “It is a commonly held belief, for various reasons, that Chief Graham is engaging in sexual relations with his subordinate officer, Sgt. Casey Eades.”

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In the same complaint, Chief Graham is accused of manipulating complaints against officers by purging them out of the system every five years. The complaint states that this is only done for certain officers and that, other officers remain in the system, especially if they are not on Chief Grahams “nice list.”

Additionally, Sgt. Dustin Keuntjes and Chief Graham are accused of being racist.

The complaint states, “It’s a known fact that there is a black side and white side at OPD.”

Sgt. Keuntjes is also accused of endangering Officer Tony J. Watts’  life during a meth lab bust. Watts, who is black, is still recovering from his injuries and may have permanent damage.

Watts has stated that Sgt. Keuntjes has made racial remarks on many occasions and that, Chief Graham overlooks the problem.

According to more than a dozen OPD officers, Sgt. Keuntjes and Chief Graham are close friends.

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This type behavior seems to be commonplace at OPD.

Ocala Post is also investigating Officers Jessica Nasworth and Richard Tuck.

Both of these officers have been accused of meddling in civil matters that are not the concern of law enforcement and allegedly abusing their power as officers during those situations.

According to reports, Officer Nasworth, who has been dubbed the “man hater”, has a habit of trying to coerce women into filing unnecessary injunctions when responding to non-violent domestic calls.

For example, a nosy neighbor called police when a husband and wife were having a verbal argument about their divorce. Knowing the argument was not physical, Officer Nasworth tried, on several occasions, to convince the wife that her husband was dangerous. She did this by making false statements about the husband.

In one case, Officer Nasworth berated the husband. She stuck out her chest and got in his face as if she were trying to antagonize the husband to strike her. The more polite the husband became, the more aggressive Officer Nasworth acted.

During that same situation, Officer Tuck transported the heavily intoxicated female to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and forced her to file injunction papers. The Sheriff’s Office refused, citing it was only a verbal argument over the phone and that an injunction was not warranted. However, Officer Tuck insisted. Officer Tuck told the female that she did not have a choice in the matter. While intoxicated, he forced her to sign the papers. Two days later, when the judge learned of the circumstances in the case, the injunction was immediately dismissed. The judge stated that signing a legal document while impaired is illegal in all 50 states.

Oddly enough, Officer Tuck was recently promoted to Detective. According to an unnamed source, there were not any open detective positions available at the time of his promotion. The position was allegedly wrongfully created for Officer Tuck.

Earlier this year, Officer Nasworth was investigated after her husband informed Chief Graham that she had been having a sexual affair with several other OPD officers. Although some media outlets reported that she had been demoted, Chief Graham confirmed to Ocala Post that he had “talked” to her about her actions, but she maintained her position within the agency.

Nasworth does however have a suspension on her record after she failed to report an off-duty bar fight.

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Complaint Conclusion

“This document reflects a mere fraction of the incidents that have occurred under Chief Graham’s direction, influence, insistence, and upon his own action. A thorough investigation, conducted by an unbiased, independent third-party will substantiate all of these assertions, and more.

Unfortunately, Chief K. Gregory Graham has decided to wield his position of power to terrorize and abuse women, minorities, and anyone that disagrees with his decisions and orders. At minimum, many good police officers have suffered significant blows to their employee files at the hands of Chief Graham, at worst many have lost the opportunity to be Law Enforcement Officers.

His discriminatory practices must be stopped. Undersigned Counsel can’t imagine a world where the Chief of a Police Department is authorized and supported by his superiors to ask a female “never have I ever had a c**k shoved in my a*s….”; Or allowed to prey on an openly gay female Officer in an attempt to feed his misogynistic, sexually deviant appetite; Or to engage in late night trysts with his subordinates; Or allowed to cause a nine (9) year highly respected Police Officer, never written up prior to his employment with OPD, to be targeted, treated unfairly and all around harassed, bullied, and retaliated against because he is black; Or to be able to use subordinate supervisors to do his bidding creating a clear and distinct divide amongst the Department at large. There is not a world that exists in which those actions would be tolerated. Clearly, Ocala, Florida can’t be any different.”

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Multiple officers stated to Ocala Post that, “unless an officer is good friends with Graham or his supervisor buddies, an honest officer does not stand a chance within the agency.” One officer told Ocala Post that other officers have quit the agency because of the hostile work environment.

City’s response

City of Ocala Mayor Kent Quinn said that an investigation into the allegations has been launched.

The city has obtained an attorney from Tallahassee to handle the case.

The Mayor did not wish to comment about the allegations at this time.

As for Chief Graham, he will remain on active duty while the allegations are investigated.

In an e-mail to Ocala Post, Chief Graham wrote, “I deny the allegations. My position and defense will be presented by my attorney.”

The Law Office of Bobi J. Frank, PA, requested that an independent, third-party be enlisted to conduct the investigation into these matters.

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  • Angela Diaz

    I am glad officer nasworths wrongdoing is coming to the surface finally. she is a evil woman and does not deserve to be a cop. she tells lies so many times. says stuff that not even true.

    • Amber T

      What does officer Nasworth have to do to deserve this?? This story has nothing to do with her or tuck it has to do with graham

      • CodeofHonor

        You are missing the point of the story. It’s about Graham and also about other officers acting the way they do. Tuck and Nasworth have done plenty. Their actions go unchecked and is why many of us left OPD. Nasworth fucking half of the department. She and Tuck both have a big chip on their shoulder. Nasworth thinks she is tough, but the badge has given her a false sense of security. Same with Tuck. And I am not the only one who thinks this way. They both should have been fired long ago. The politics in that agency are sickening and we are so tired of it. It took long enough to come to light.

        • Amber T

          So obviously you are a law enforcement officer.. You should be ashamed of yourself and how you are speaking about other law enforcement officers.

        • Casey Saint

          “We” are sick of it…obviously since you are no longer there it doesn’t apply to you anymore. I’m sure you are not missed at the department either. Tuck hasn’t done anything to anyone and to throw his name in that as an after thought is bullsh*t. Nasworth was dealt with…move on. As to the others in this complaint…throwing stones in a glass house gets you no where. You sound like nothing more than a disgruntled ex-employee who wasn’t wanted or needed at the agency.

          • CodeofHonor

            The “disgruntled employee” line is one of the reasons this complaint was filed. You think this is it? It’s just beginning. And by the way, officers who have quit and who have been treated as “disgruntled employees” for speaking up were interviewed too. Officers with perfect records and much higher levels of Education but do not believe in the Good Ole Boy system. Your way of thinking says you are a tool. And just because an officer is no longer there does not mean that he or she is not involved in other ways or does not converse daily with dozens of other officers. Maybe next time someone in briefing makes the comment and addresses everyone in a way to try to intimidate them and make them fear for their job after firing another officer they will think twice. The “it’s my way or the highway mentality” has no place in a law enforcement agency. So here’s some advice for you, keep your mouth shut and keep your head down because if you are one of the people who side with the chief on the wrong doings in the agency you could be the next one on the chopping block.

          • Casey Saint

            Good advice to someone who has something to worry about…I would not be one of them. If the officer was fired for doing something wrong, then someone should be speaking up to the other officers in briefing so they don’t do the same thing. That is not a threat or intimidation, that’s
            telling you not violate policy. There are plenty of issues in that department to deal with, as any department. The officers that filed that complaint are a main part of the issues of that department. It is rather convenient that two of those officers have been getting into trouble for violating policy. One of them finally getting in trouble when she has gotten away with so much in the past and is finally being held to the same standard as everyone else and the Chief was her best friend and as soon as she gets into trouble for violating policy, the Chief is the bad guy. If you worked at the department you can not deny that and if you do, it is easy to figure out that you are part of the “crew”.

  • Karen M

    sounds like a personal problem to me.. the writer seems to have a problem with Police in general. I have only heard good things about Chief Graham.

    • Gayandproud

      So police break the law and it’s the writers fault? Your logic is flawed. This is not the first time Graham has been accused of this. He only got into his position because he is friends with the mayor. #truth #getaclue

      • Ms Betty

        You are so right and now the mayor is protecting him.

  • Concerned

    Who investigates this?. What happens to other officers who are investigated? Are they temporarily reassigned?

  • Reginald Trafalgar

    This article would seem to imply that all of the complaining officers are irreproachable victims, innocent of any inappropriate behaviour during the listed bacchanals. One would assume that the other officers at the events will be interviewed. The tapestry may unravel if their accounts differ. Shall we place bets on whether Mr. Graham is a randy ogre; running rampant and abusing his subordinates? Or is a friendly revelry now being vengefully exploited? I know where my chips would be placed.

  • Equalpartners

    Smiled reading this. Every officer listed in this story is a discgrace to the badge. All I can say is, it’s about time because they make the job harder for those of us who actually care and do not have a power trip. The badge has gone to the head of EVERY officer is this story. And Nasworth had bragged many times about destroying marriages. It’s a known fact but it’s Pandora’s box around the PD. Tuck is a dickhead and we all know it. Graham’s friend Sgt. Keuntjes is a racist POS. He has ruined Officer Watt’s life. There are so many more this article does not list. Like Angy Scroble. She is a POS too. She has made some very questionable comments to officers and she supports the Good Ole Boy system. Many of us are ashamed to say we are part of OPD. Maybe this will be the end and a new beginning will come.

    • Amber T

      If you are a member of OPD you should be ashamed of yourself for how you speak about your fellow officers.. And stop spreading and making rumors worse…

      • criminaljustice2day

        You should be ashamed of yourself for seeming to think this type of behavior is OK. You are either a friend of the two officers or just a douche. The officers who have spoke up have done the right thing.

    • Casey Saint

      You are the disgrace! Watt’s life isn’t ruined and if it is, it is because of his actions. If you are ashamed to say you are a part of the OPD family then please leave. I’m sure you are one of the one’s that won’t be missed! This entire complaint is crap. The one person that was their friend is the one they turn on. That entire group has no friends at the department because of their egos. As soon as they get in trouble they cry foul. If they were doing the right thing, they wouldn’t be getting into trouble

      • JoeJustJoe

        So it’s OK for chief Graham to pull your daughter’s head towards his waist? And it’s OK to constantly harass your employees on the base of sexual orientation? If any of these stories are true about Graham I hope he gets f’d in the a_ _ with his job, pension, and benefits he is entitled to. I see that Graham plans to remain on as chief. That means he either thinks he is not guilty or he thinks he can get away with being guilty. If that’s the case I hope he gets strung up by the nutz. That’ll make great conversation at the next “drink along” with subordinates. Graham sounds like a real asshole. I guess his wife isn’t giving him any.

        • Casey Saint

          None of that is OK. Like you said though…if they are true. I have my doubts but I don’t know so I’ll wait to see what the investigation finds.

        • Ms Betty

          Graham isn’t worried cause he’s got the mayor in his pocket and the mayor will fight for him since they’re buddies. Fire them both!!! Clean up Ocala Police Dept. The way to do it is to contact the Governors office.

  • Ocala native

    None of the officers involved sound innocent, if you know the Chief is a pervert then why continue going out to bars and drinking with him? As far as bullying, I would say how does it feel when the shoe is on the other foot?

    • Michael Crichton

      if you know the Chief is a pervert then why continue going out to bars and drinking with him?

      You’re absolutely right, there’s NO WAY a bullying pervert might take offense at that refusal and harass them even more later (/sarcasm).

      • Ocala native

        Dang your still mad about Hillary losing? Get over it already.

        • Michael Crichton

          Awful telling that your immediate response to any reference to a “bullying pervert” is to assume it must REALLY be a veiled criticism of Trump.

          • Ocala native

            Aren’t you a little late on this story, it’s almost been 7 months since it was posted. You just getting out of jail?

          • Michael Crichton

            It popped up in a “News that might interest you” sidebar, and I didn’t bother looking at the date. Also, it’s interesting that you assume anyone who objects to police corruption must be a criminal. Petty authoritarianism much?

  • Ms Betty

    I’m glad there is an election coming up. Graham will be gone an hopefully the new sheriff will revamp OPD, we sure need it.

  • David

    This is some good comedy right here.

  • duke 25

    Can you call Nasworth a “man hater” when she sleeps with every married man she comes close to? All of these officers have been in trouble or not gotten what they want lately, so
    i cry foul. He made the horrible mistake of not trusting the right person and he will
    pay the price. Unfortunately, so will the whole department.

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  • Tax Watcher

    Did you see the facebook posting by Sue Mosley who is hugging on Officer Pittman and stating Night Shift fun. She is where rubber gloves as she is with him.Hmmmm….. The Ocala PD knows about the posting and said it is ok for officers to act that way.

  • Charles Thornto Jr.

    Ocala police department is racist always have been ole boys network in place that is why the black chief could not stay they don’t want a black man to run the police department really Greg Graham is a disgrace to the city of Ocala citizens and anyone with him should be fired immediately I don’t like Ocala police they a racist people lived here all my nothing has changed at all sorry pieces of crap!!!!!

  • prinefan

    Maybe OPD should sponsor another illegal, unconstitutional “prayer vigil” to solve a problem, since they are all soooooo religious. That should do it.

  • Been here forever!

    Always two sides to every story. I’m sure Graham has been told not to comment by his attorney. Which, I’m sure we all would do if instructed by council. The truth usually comes out. As with most people of power they’re not always treated the way us poor old boys are. If true then equal justice should be obtained. If found to be false allegations they should get the old heave ho. I would also suggest that while they’re investigating the department they should also look into chronic use of controlled narcotics and alcohol by a few of thier active officers.

  • Felipe Hemming

    can you please share the source documents, so we all can read them for ourselves

  • Troll

    Chief Graham should team up with former Sheriff Chris Blair and go to work for the state as Super Troopers.

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