Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Los Angeles County by Sheriff’s Deputy

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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2019 – A sheriff’s deputy trainee filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County alleging that her training deputy sexually harassed her on the job and that she was forced to transfer to another station after she made a complaint.

The woman said in her suit that she and her training deputy entered a home in search of a suspect. As the woman looked for the person of interest, her training deputy came up behind her, while she had her gun drawn, and grabbed her buttocks. In doing so, he pushed her forward and into a potentially dangerous situation with her firearm drawn and a wanted suspect in the vicinity.

After that incident, the trainer continued to harass the woman. He touched her without provocation and tormented her verbally, even when he knew she was offended by his behavior. Other deputies joined him in the harassment at his behest.

The woman filed a complaint against the training deputy, and she was placed on administrative leave. The men named in her report were not placed on leave or otherwise reprimanded. Moreover, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department allegedly never investigated the woman’s claims. She was eventually reassigned to a different station, even though her original post was in her neighborhood and near her home.

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