- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Two former employees who sued the Shawnee County prosecutor’s office claiming they were terminated because of racial or gender discrimination will have to pay court costs in the wake of a jury verdict finding their allegations baseless.

A court filing Tuesday formally dismissed the civil lawsuit that Lisa Anne Moore, of Lawrence, and Krystal Boxum-Debolt, of Rancho Rio, had brought against the Shawnee County district attorney’s office. It awarded District Attorney Mike Kagay costs for the lawsuit.

Jurors on Friday found no discrimination occurred.

The lawsuit alleged former Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor created a hostile work environment and fired the women victim-witness specialists in 2010 in retaliation for their complaints.

Taylor testified last week that he treated them fairly. He didn’t run for re-election in November.

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