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Female midstate officer sues, claims firing over gender

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 2, 2017 5:10 PM
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(Riverside) -- A police officer has filed suit against a Northumberland County community, claiming she was fired because of her gender.

Jennifer Alexander sued Riverside borough in federal court. She seeks unspecified damages.

Her suit alleges police Chief Kerry Parkes treated her differently than her male counterpart on the force.

Alexander says Parkes constantly yelled at her, denied her requests for training and failed to inform her of meetings.

Parkes tells the (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise (http://bit.ly/2iAAsL9 ) he can't discuss pending litigation.

The suit says Alexander was fired in September 2015 and replaced by a male officer.

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