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TORONTO: Male Cop Sued For Trying To "Convert" Lesbian Subordinate

Toronto Police Inspector Steve Izzett is being sued for sexual harassment by a lesbian subordinate who claims that Izzett tried to "convert her" with a long personal note attached to religious propaganda about the origins of homosexuality.
Staff Insp. Steve Izzett, formerly head of the Intelligence Unit, and currently on suspension, was grilled Wednesday during his disciplinary hearing by prosecutor Brian Gover over an article entitled “The Great Nature-Nurture Debate,’’ a religious-themed piece exploring the “causes’’ of homosexuality. Izzett, who told the hearing he researched the article in April 2007 on a day he was supposed to be prepping for his promotion interview, looked up the piece after being told by the woman — who can’t be named due to a publication ban — that she was in a same-sex relationship. In a lengthy note at the end of the article, which Izzett also gave to the woman, he wrote that he felt “energized, fulfilled, inspired” by her, and that she had “awakened the giant within.”
Izzett reportedly told his employee to end her "same-sex experiment" so they could be together. (Tipped by JMG reader Karen)

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