The Julian Adams case involved a Harrisburg City Police officer who was effectively terminated based upon a completely manufactured charge that Adams lied under oath. He was later actually terminated when he filed a federal lawsuit. The Chief of Police of Harrisburg, Charles Kellar, was very close to then-Mayor Steven Reed and is widely-known to be racially insensitive at least – there was evidence that he used the “N” word frequently, for example. The Mayor was involved at the time with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in an ongoing inquiry into alleged racial problems in the police department under Kellar, all of which was revealed during discovery. Judge Jones would not, however, permit even the deposition of Reed, and although Adams’ case was allowed to go to trial, the developing circumstances as reflected throughout this site caused him to settle his case for minimal value without going to trial.