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New Sexual Harassment Allegation Against Savannah-Chatham Police

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Talibah Onyebuchi in 2010 Talibah Onyebuchi in 2010
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Savannah-Chatham Metro Police and the City of Savannah is facing another allegation of harassment.

This is the fifth claim in just the last two months, all five handled by the same lawyer, William Claiborne.

The city got a letter from the lawyer for Talibah Onyebuchi Tuesday threatening a lawsuit.

Among Onyebuchi's claims, harassment both sexual and otherwise, and retaliation for reporting that harassment, failure to promote based on gender or race, personal and professional defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional stress.

Onyebuchi says her supervisor, Star Corporal Aaron McKie, called another officer a "b---h" and repeatedly used profanity. Onyebuchi also says McKie referenced her breast size, and made comments about size and shape of female employee buttocks. She claims her workplace became hostile, and unsafe.

News 3 discovered that Onyebuchi brought this to the attention of Savannah-Chatham Police Department back in January, making a formal complaint. But she claims that complaint was ignored.

Named in that suit along with the city of Savannah and Savannah Metro Police Department are Former Police Chief Willie Lovett, Major James Barnwell, Captains Cedric Phillips, Hank Wiley and Terry Shoop, Sgt Hiram Rivera and Star Corporal Aaron McKie.

Chief Lovett retired soon after the city got word of complaints by Detective Trina Mayes, Captain Cedric Phillips is currently on administrative leave for his connection to that complaint.

This isn't Star Corporal McKie's first time under the microscope. He was sued after a youtube video went viral showing him using pepper spray and a baton on a couple during an arrest St Patrick's Day night in 2011.

One of the women in that case, Patricia Shields, sued the city after that beating.

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