Former Fargo Police Chief Sued for Harassment

A former Fargo police chief is being sued for sexual harassment.

Chris Magnus is now Chief of Police in Richmond, California.

A former officer, 44-year-old Thomas Hauschild, claims Magnus inappropriately touched him while assigned to work protection outside the chief’s home.

Magnus is openly gay and married.

He says Hauschild was let go for serious acts of misconduct.

Magnus was also sued in 2007 for making racist jokes and denying promotions to black officers.

A jury found him not guilty in 2012.