Lawsuit: Mississippi police officer was fired over gender

November 8, 2019 GMT

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing a Mississippi police department where she was the sole female officer.

News outlets report Tiffany McClure sued the city of Lumberton for discrimination on Wednesday, saying she was fired last year as a result of her gender, “under the guise of insubordination.” She says she was fired by Chief Shane Flynt, who later resigned after a video shared online reportedly showed him smoking marijuana.

She says in the lawsuit that Flynt made sexist comments and indicated that he didn’t want to have female police officers.

The city of 2,000 people also is being sued by former police Chief Carlus Page, who accused Lumberton of religious discrimination.