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MO Officer Told to 'Tone Down' Gayness Gets $10.25M Settlement

St. Louis County agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with an officer now promoted to lieutenant who had been passed over for promotion and sued the county in a workplace discrimination case.

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Wyoming Officer Alleges Pregnancy Cost Her Promotion

A police officer in Wyoming has filed a lawsuit claiming she was denied a chance at promotion because her high-risk pregnancy prevented her from taking a physical test on the date it was given.

Tennessee Officer Files Discrimination Suit Against Department, City

An officer with the Murfreesboro (TN) Police Department is suing his agency, the chief of police, and the city, alleging discrimination and harassment.

Gay Missouri Officer Awarded $19M in Discrimination Lawsuit

An officer with the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department has been awarded $19 million in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual.

Ex-NYPD Officer Fired in Eric Garner's Death Suing to Get Job Back

Daniel Pantaleo—the former New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner—filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Wednesday, seeking reinstatement after he was fired from the department in August.

Chicago Officers Sue Over Firing for Alleged Cover-Up of OIS

Four Chicago officers fired in July over allegations they helped cover up the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald have filed separate lawsuits challenging the decision.

Florida Officer Sues Department for Lost Pay, Alleged Harassment

An officer with the Orlando Police Department has filed a lawsuit against the agency alleging that the department engages in a "systematic pattern of harassment" against disabled female officers placed on limited duty.

2 LAPD Officers Win $8.6 Million in Suit Over Retaliation

A jury has awarded two Los Angeles Police Department bloodhound handlers more than $4 million each for the reprisals they faced after reporting that a supervisor was sexually harassing their female colleague.

Former Florida Officer Sues Department for Age Discrimination

Frank Arias was a Tallahassee police officer for 30 years before he resigned in October 2017 following a reprimand he said did not follow protocol.

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Former NYPD Officer Sues Department Over Dismissal

A former NYPD cop—who was reportedly dismissed from his position for shooting his girlfriend— says in a newly filed lawsuit that it was she who attacked him and that the department ignored his own claims of being the victim of domestic violence.