Moore accused former Public Safety Commissioner Tom Curley and Dreyer of conspiring to harass him out of his job, to which Curley had appointed him in 2003. The grand jury also found that Dreyer had an adulterous affair with a police officer whom she had promised a promotion in exchange for helping to hound Moore out of office. Cornick initiated his harassment claim after Dreyer said the officers lied under oath.
Last year, a grand jury recommended that Dreyer be fired or disciplined but she didn't leave office until her position was briefly done away with by a city council vote. The city was ordered to pay Dreyer's legal bills by a state judge in August, but the city's insurance company, New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal, refused to pay. According to court papers field by NYMIR, the city's policy doesn't cover actions done with malice. The city disputed this and sued NYMIR in October.