Ex-Portland officer accused of sexually harassing co-worker

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Portland police officer whose assault of a man led to the city’s largest police brutality jury verdict is being sued by a colleague over alleged sexual harassment at the bureau where he continued to work. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Robert Bruders resigned from the Police Bureau in 2016, two years after a jury awarded more than $500,000 to a man who Bruders repeatedly punched in the face. But he was rehired immediately as a non-sworn employee to do background checks on new police recruits. A co-worker in the bureau’s Personnel Division on Tuesday sued the city, claiming Bruders sexually harassed her for three years. Bruders declined comment on the allegations.