Captain accused of sexual harassment

January 19, 2008 5:45:08 PM PST
A captain in the Harris County Sheriff's Office is re-assigned after she was accused of sexual harassment.The sheriff's office internal affairs is looking into the claims.

The Harris County Sheriff's Department is being very tight lipped about the investigation. We do know that Capt. Robin Konetzke, 50, is under investigation and was relieved of duty with pay on Thursday pending the outcome of the investigation.

Konetzke is an accreditation manager with the Harris County Sheriff's Office and has been with this agency for the past 25 years. She's accused of sexual harassment, but a spokesperson we talked to wouldn't give us any additional information about the allegations.

Eyewitness News did contact the Sheriff's Deputy Union attorney to see if they were involved in this case, but our phone calls were not returned.

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment is verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with an individual's work performance or creates a hostile work environment. Victims and harassers can be either men or women. And the victim does not have to be the opposite sex of the harasser.

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