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Judge tosses ex-Wichita officer’s discrimination lawsuit

March 15, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Wichita police officer who alleged she was discriminated against after a hit-and-run crash.

Tiffany Dahlquist sued the city and two Wichita police officials last year. She said she was treated differently because of her gender after a teenager reported that Dahlquist hit her car and didn’t stop in September 2016.

The Wichita Eagle report s Dahlquist denied sideswiping the girl’s car. She wasn’t charged after prosecutors cited lack of evidence.

The department fired her in February 2017 but she as reinstated four days later.

Dahlquist eventually resigned. She said her work environment became hostile after the Eagle reported allegations that the department covered up details of the collision.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree dismissed the case Tuesday, saying Dahlquist’s complaints didn’t show a plausible claim for relief.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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