Posted : 2013-01-31 15:57
Updated : 2013-01-31 15:57

NYPD cop kills himself after being blackmailed into bed by female boss

A cop of the New York Police Department killed himself last year after his sex-crazed supervisor demanded he sleep with her or watch his career suffer.

Now the widowed wife Gina Schindler is preparing to launch a lawsuit against the City, the NYPD, and his boss, asking for an unspecified amount in damages for the alleged sexual harassment and violation of her husband's civil rights,

Highway safety officer Matthew Schindler, 39, shot himself in his patrol car on Feb. 13 last year.

His downward spiral began when the cop with three kids had an affair with his supervisor Sgt. Christine Hertzel, according to the lawsuit filed last week by Gina Schindler

The veteran cop tried to break it off with Hertzel after the affair, pleading the relationship is inflicting an "immense suffering and psychic injury."

But his undaunted superior blackmailed Schindler into the bedroom instead.

Every time he tried to end the trysts with his boss, she threatened to give him a poor work schedule and unappealing assignments.

Schindler, feeling hopeless, apparently believed he cannot cut the vicious circle of sexual exploitation. So he made the wrong choice he should' t have ever made.

On the day Schindler ended it all, he reiterated his suicide threat to Hertzel, according to his widow.

The lustful supervisor let him leave the Jackson Heights stationhouse with his gun but then notified the captain of the doomed affair, the suit claims.

The unnamed captain then tried to persuade him against suicide, but he couldn't be deterred.

He killed himself on the shoulder of the Long Island Expressway around 4:30 p.m.

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고속도로 교통경찰관이던 매튜 쉰들러(39)는 2월 13일 자신의 경찰차 안에서 총을 쏘아 자살했다.

사건이 발생한 1년 후, 이제 그의 미망인은 상대 상사를 법적으로 고소하고, 성희롱과 시민권 위반을 들어 배상을 요구하고 있다.

세 명의 자녀를 둔 19년차 베테랑 경찰관의 비극은 상관 크리스틴 헤르첼과 부정을 저지르며 시작되었다

끊임없이 요구하는 그녀에게 '정신적 고통'을 호소하고 관계를 정리하려고 했지만, 그럴 때마다 상사는 무리한 업무, 근무시간을 배정하고, 자신과 잠자리를 하면 이를 감해주겠다고 협박을 지속했다.

자신의 힘으로는 도저히 이 악순환을 벗어날 수 없다고 판단한 그는 결국 잘못된 선택을 하고 말았다.

사건이 발생한 그날 오전에도 매튜가 자신을 놓아주지 않으면 자살을 하겠다고 말했지만, 그녀는 그의 요구를 들어주지 않았으며, 결국 총을 들고 잭슨 하이츠의 경찰서를 나갈 때까지도 그를 그냥 내버려 두었다.

이를 알게 된 서장이 설득했지만, 그는 그날 오후 롱아일랜드 고속도로변 갓길에서 자신의 권총으로 자살한 채 발견되었다.

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