( Cincinnati, OH ) - Contention within the Cincinnati Police Department hits a new high as a whistle-blower police captain alleges in a lawsuit the city’s top cop tried to cover up an overtime scam.
Captain Jeffrey Butler filed a federal lawsuit against Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac. It claims Isaac was aware of abuses in the city’s overtime system but turned a blind eye to it.
The lawsuit alleges Isaac covered up the issue because of a personal relationship with Capt. Bridget Bardua.
Bardua is an officer who is named in the suit that, an audit found she is an officer who received more than $80,000 in overtime pay.
News Radio 700WLW’s Scott Sloane asked the president of the police officers union about the claims today.
Fraternal Order of Police President Dan Hils responded saying he’s not able to comment on the overtime allegations.
There’s no comment from Isaac either. Cincinnati Police released a statement saying he can’t comment because it’s a pending legal matter.