- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is alleging that the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office fired a former deputy sheriff after failing to reassign her in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Justice Department said in a news release that it had filed a suit against the Sheriff’s Office.

The department claims that an employee who had worked as a deputy for 10 years asked to be reassigned to an available civilian position after a heart condition prevented her from continuing to work as a deputy.

A spokesman for Richmond did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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