A police sergeant who had worked for the Lincoln Police Department for almost 10 years was fired and her lawyer said she would take legal action in response.
Lincoln City Attorney Yohance Christie did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Police Sgt. The dismissal of Angela Sands or the official reason for her dismissal.
Decisions about personnel are not in the public domain. And LPD had not yet filed a change of status form with the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
“Sergeant Sands has served the Lincoln community faithfully for many years, received the LPD Medal of Honor for his bravery and was named the 2016 Nebraska Officer of the Year,” Lawyer Kelly Brandon said Tuesday. at the Journal Star.
Brandon, who represents a group of women who have alleged that the LPD is a hostile work environment for policewomen, said what she and Sands believed to be behind the decision.
“She believes that as a strong female voice, she lodged a complaint against the discriminatory culture of LPD and was subsequently subjected to unwarranted investigations which resulted in her dismissal. She intends to take legal action. sue to clear his name, “said the Gretna employee. the lawyer said.
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