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Grand Jury Awards More Than $2M to Winthrop Officer in Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

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    Grand Jury Awards More Than $2M to Winthrop Officer in Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

    A jury has awarded a Massachusetts police officer more than $2 million after finding she was subjected to sexual discrimination at work.

    The Suffolk Superior Court jury last week awarded veteran Winthrop Officer Judy Racow $676,000 in emotional damages and $1,352,000 in punitive damages.

    In her suit, Racow said she was wrongly removed from the detective unit, passed over for other jobs, excluded from training sessions and wrongly investigated. She said she suffered emotional distress, was prevented her from doing her job effectively, and lost the opportunity to earn overtime.

    Her lawyers say the punitive damages were made "to condemn and deter future conduct of the same nature."

    White Official Tells Black Woman He Belonged to Master Race

    [NATL] White Official Tells Black Woman He Belonged to Master Race

    Some Leavenworth County, Kansas, officials are calling for Commissioner Louis Klemp's resignation after he insulted a black woman who had just presented a land-use study to the commission. "I don't want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don't you forget that," Klemp said. 

    (Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2018)

    Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty, who's also interim town manager, told The Boston Globe the town is reviewing the verdict and will appeal.

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