Judge to probe harassment claims against Brooks

March 17, 2010 1:59:12 PM PDT
A former circuit court judge will investigate sexual harassment claims against Chicago Fire Commissioner John Brooks. Patricia Brown Holmes will determine the professional fate of Brooks.

A payroll auditor in the fire department accused Brooks of harassment. She claims her job was threatened when she refused Brooks' advances.

Brooks has acknowledged placing calls to the woman but has denied propositioning or attempting to punish her.