Bristol Borough settles suit over cop who used his badge for sex

Bristol Borough has settled its lawsuit with a woman who contended that she suffered physical and psychological damage after an on-duty police officer intimidated her into a sex act in 2008.

The borough's insurance company will pay the borough resident $385,000. (The Inquirer typically does not name victims of sexual crimes.) She sued Bristol for $2 million in federal court in 2010, alleging that the Police Department failed to properly supervise its officers, making itself liable for her encounter with Officer Sam Anderson.

The lawsuit named Anderson as a police officer, which meant the borough had to defend him even though he was fired and criminally charged after the encounter.

The woman also sued the borough's police chief and two sergeants. All except Anderson were dismissed from the suit as part of the settlement, finalized last month.

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