- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles officer claims in a lawsuit against the Police Department that she is being made a scapegoat because of racial connotations attached to the claims of cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner, who killed himself in a 2013 standoff with authorities.

The lawsuit filed last week by Sgt. Teresa Evans alleges racial discrimination, retaliation and harassment creating a hostile work environment.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that (https://lat.ms/1OyaOyW ) the suit seeks unspecified damages.

A police spokesperson declined comment on the litigation.

Dorner was fired in 2009 after a department disciplinary board concluded that he had made false statements against Evans, who was his training officer.

According to the lawsuit, Dorner’s complaint sparked “racial tension” and led to Evans being harassed by her supervisors, blocked from promotion and denied overtime pay.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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