Mayor Daniel Drew said he and Police Chief William McKenna have not stopped Quaranta from returning to work.
“Officer Quaranta is a good officer with a good record,” Drew said. “She is welcome to come back at any time.”
While it sounds at first like the dispute is over minor things, such as hair length and nail polish, later we learn:
Drew said the city has substantiated one of Quaranta’s claims of discrimination, and has suspended Sgt. Nicholas Baboolal for 10 days because of a comment he made in March. An internal affairs investigation substantiated a report that Baboolal referred to Quaranta as a “cave man.”
Baboolal received notification of his suspension on Friday. Quaranta said Baboolal has apologized to her many times, and although she was extremely upset by the comment at first, she has forgiven him.
“Cave man?” Now that’s a new one.