- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal jury awarded a former Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer $127,000 after she alleged that she was sexually harassed by an instructor at the agency’s police academy.

The Daily Record reports (bit.ly/1pfMg0l) that the jury on Thursday awarded Renee Basil money from the transportation authority police and from retired Officer Michael A. Noel, the instructor Basil says harassed her during training.

Basil alleged in a 2012 lawsuit that Noel made inappropriate comments during her training. Basil also said that she was told to “pick her battles” when she reported Noel to a supervisor.

Basil said she was fired after alerting a supervisor of Noel’s behavior when he was re-hired as a contractor.

Cheryl Sparks, a spokeswoman at the Maryland Transportation Authority, did not respond to a request for comment.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide