Millbrook Settles Lawsuit Involving Former Police Officer

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By Alabama News Network

The city of Millbrook has settled a lawsuit after the city's only female police officer said she was punished for declining a co-worker's unwanted sexual advances.

U.S. Department of Justice officials said Kristen Spraggins, who began working with the Millbrook Police Department in January 2008, received excellent performance reviews until she rejected unwelcome advances from a co-worker and reported it to a supervisor.

Officials say Spraggins was eventually fired for filing internal complaints of sexual harassment and filing a charge of sex discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The city will pay Spraggins an undisclosed amount to cover damages and will revise and enforce policies prohibiting sex discrimination and retaliation.

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