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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.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Richard Ross—the commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department—has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department.

San Francisco Faces Race and Gender Discrimination Suit from White Male Officers

According to Forbes, plaintiffs claim that although they received higher grades on the civil service promotional exam, minority and female candidates were promoted ahead of them.

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.

California City Settles Harassment Case Against Chief of Police

Captain Mark Rosen will receive $2.3 million in damages as the agency settles a case in which Rosen had accused Chief Sandra Spagnoli of denying him promotion opportunities based on his religion.

Muslim Officer Suing California Department Alleging Racism and Harassment

An officer with the San Jose (CA) Police Department is suing the agency for alleged harassment, discrimination and retaliation based upon his race, national origin and religion.

Jury Awards Massachusetts Officer Over $2 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

A Suffolk County, MA, jury has awarded more than $2 million to a veteran female police officer in Winthrop, finding that the town sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, according to court records.