- Associated Press - Thursday, January 15, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Cabell County Sheriff’s Office has settled a discrimination lawsuit regarding its firearms qualification policy.

The Herald-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1C4nLKBV ) reports that the office agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve the lawsuit filed by former Sheriff’s Lt. Patrice Lambert. The newspaper says it obtained a copy of the settlement on Wednesday through the Freedom of Information Act.

The newspaper says the sheriff’s office denied liability and agreed to settle the case to avoid further litigation.

Lambert’s lawsuit alleged that she was fired for failing to qualify for firearm use under the policy, while male colleagues who failed were given additional chances to qualify.

A similar lawsuit filed by former home confinement officer Cindy “Shellie” Stiltner was settled for $1 million in 2014.


Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, https://www.herald-dispatch.com

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