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N.J. Cop Claims Discrimination During Pregnancy
April 11, 2013
A Raritan Borough (N.J.) Police officer has accused the leaders of a small central New Jersey town of discriminating against her after she became pregnant. Officer Kathleen Sausa claims she was targeted by town officials.
LAPD Faces $2.4M Payouts To Black, Lesbian Officers
March 28, 2013
The city of Los Angeles is facing payouts of $1.2 million and $1.24 million to LAPD officers who sued the department, claiming discrimination, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Serpico Joins NYPD Whistleblower's Legal Team
February 5, 2013
Frank Serpico has joined the legal team of Officer Adrian Schoolcraft, a cop suing the NYPD for $50 million after police allegedly dragged him off to a mental hospital after he accused them of fudging crime stats.
Former Wash. Cop 'Failed' Polygraph, Sues Over Job Loss
January 28, 2013
A former Snohomish (Wash.) Police sergeant sued the county sheriff, after he was denied a job with the agency following a polygraph test.
Fla. Trooper Sues 100+ Officers, Agencies
December 30, 2012
The Florida Highway Patrol trooper at the center of firestorm after she pulled over a speeding cop at gunpoint said fellow law enforcement officers have created a "life-threatening" situation that caused her to be in such fear for her safety she has become a "hermit."
Ill. Cop Claims Discrimination
December 19, 2012
A veteran Peoria (Ill.) Police officer who previously claimed to be the target of a fellow officer's harassment now claims Chief Steve Settingsgaard and his command staff have retaliated against her for speaking out.
S.C. Cop Who Cited Speeding Clemson Coach Says He Was Wrongly Fired
September 27, 2012
A former Pickens (S.C.) Police officer who cited Clemson's football coach for speeding and then posted a blog about it for University of South Carolina fans said he was wrongly fired over the incident.
Former Pa. Cop Sues Agency, Claims Sexual Harassment
September 20, 2012
A former female Telford Borough (Pa.) Police officer is suing the borough, the police department, the chief and two officers, claiming she was sexually harassed, intimidated, and wrongfully fired.
Okla. Captain Sues Department Over Mosque Assignment
August 16, 2012
A Tulsa police officer and devout Christian is suing his department after being punished for refusing to go to a mosque for a mandatory cultural event.
Demoted D.C. Cop Sues Chief Over Charlie Sheen Escort
August 9, 2012
A onetime D.C. police commander whose unit was involved in a controversial high-speed police escort for actor Charlie Sheen has filed a multimillion-dollar civil suit against city officials, claiming that he was demoted after testifying against his superiors at a D.C. Council hearing on the incident.
Calif. Deputy Filed Free Speech Suit Against Sheriff
July 17, 2012
A Trinity County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy reprimanded by his superiors for writing letters to the editor of the community's weekly newspaper has filed a federal lawsuit against the county, its sheriff's office, and Sheriff Bruce Haney.
Texas Deputy Claims Wrongful Termination
May 22, 2012
A former Wood County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy has sued the department, claiming she was fired after reporting incidents involving male deputies and supervisors committing acts of violence, alcoholism, and malfeasance.
Video: Ohio's 'Kissing Cop' Claims Discrimination
May 7, 2012
The former Delaware County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy who was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with former Sheriff Walter Davis filed a discrimination complaint against the department this week.
Officer Sues Capitol Police for Restricting Duties
April 30, 2012
A Capitol Police officer has filed suit against the department for restricting her duties and challenging her fitness for the job following the suicide of her husband.
N.Y. Deputy Sues Agency for $50M Over Topless Photos
April 19, 2012
A Jefferson County (N.Y.) Sheriff's deputy claims in a $50 million lawsuit that a male detective took topless photos of her for an investigation and can no longer find the photos.
Cop Sues NYPD, Claims Illegal Quotas
February 28, 2012
A New York City police officer working in the Bronx has sued the department, claiming the 42nd Precinct is ruled by an overzealous quota system that punishes officers.
Syracuse Settles Police Gender Discrimination Suit
February 7, 2012
The Syracuse Common Council approved paying $375,000 to settle a gender-discrimination lawsuit filed in 2009 by a female officer of the Syracuse Police Department.
L.A. Pays Fired Cop $3.2 Million In OT Claim
November 3, 2011
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to a $3.2 million settlement for Officer Richard Romney, an 18-year veteran who alleged he had been forced out of the department through retaliation.
N.J. Cop who Claimed Sgt. Left Him In Wreck Gets Settlement
September 13, 2011
Edison (N.J.) Police officer Joseph Kenney has received $250,000 from the city to settle a harassment claim that arose after he rescued two men from a smoking auto wreck.
LAPD Officers Who Alleged Ticket Quotas Awarded $2 Million
April 12, 2011
A pair of Los Angeles Police officers were awarded $2 million by a jury for their allegation that supervisors retaliated against them after they complained about ticket quotas.
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