- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - The city of Westbrook will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by two female police officers who accused their male supervisors of gender discrimination.

The officers, Sandra Mailman and Melissa May, will each receive $30,000 and remain on the police force. The other $40,000 will pay legal fees.

Rebecca Webber, the attorney for both women, tells the Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1srf8ZY ) that the moving force behind the settlement agreement was to address past discrimination. The leadership has changed since the allegations were made, and the police chief is now a woman.

Edward Benjamin Jr., an attorney for the city of Westbrook, says the discrimination claims brought by Mailman and May occurred before Janine Roberts became chief in 2014.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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