In his last salvo against the department, Tancredi accused the police of coercion and false imprisonment after he was charged with menacing and harassing his ex-girlfriend. According to legal papers in the case, he was accused of stealing the keys to Sofia Saenz's car, fighting with her and pulling her top down while calling her a "slut" and a "whore."
Mark Reinharz, who is defending the Harrison Police Department in the spying case and the recording case, denied allegations against the police department.
"There were no violations whatsoever by any members of the police department. It's total nonsense. These are disgruntled officers who think they know how to run the police department better than the chief. Capt. Marraccini has been a decorated officer for almost 25 years."
Many of the lawsuits, including the Porto complaint, were filed by the same lawyer, Joseph Lovett, who did not return repeated calls and e-mails seeking comment.