Former Schuylkill County Detective Dolly Malec piled on the allegations against Commissioner George Halcovage on Wednesday.
During the regular Commissioners work session meeting on Wednesday, July 1, Malec spoke of experiences she had in her capacity as Detective in dealing with Halcovage.
Malec referred to Halcovage as “King George” and that county officials need to do more to protect women at the Courthouse.
An internal investigation into allegations against Halcovage found he apparently violated 3 Courthouse workplace policies:
- Sexual Harassment
- Verbal and Physical Abuse
- Disciplinary Action
Former County Detective Says Halcovage Made Her Life “a Living Hell”
It’s unlikely Malec is one of those accusing Halcovage of these alleged wrongdoings. However, she used the Public Comment portion of Wednesday’s regular meeting to talk about her history with Halcovage at the Courthouse.
Malec said the history with Halcovage started on Oct. 3, 2014, when she was acting in her role as County Detective. She described the Commissioner as “demeaning” and “verbally abusive” toward her.
“He talked to me like I wasn’t worth anything because I am a woman,” Malec said.
She said that was just the beginning.
“He continued to be very disrespectful the entire time I was here,” Malec added. “He will make your life a living hell.”
Malec said Halcovage is known as “King George” in some circles around the Schuylkill County Courthouse.
“He got away with so many things,” she assumed. “We can’t allow this to continue in the Courthouse. You need to protect the women.”