Phoenix police officer lawsuit alleges gender discrimination
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer is suing the department for alleged gender discrimination.
The Arizona Republic reports 32-year-old Angelique Briggs alleges that her supervisors withdrew their approval to transfer her to a different squad last year after they found out she was pregnant.
Briggs says the resulting stress led to a miscarriage in June 2018.
A lawyer for Briggs filed a lawsuit on her behalf last week in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.
The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages plus costs and attorney fees.
A police spokesman says the department doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com