About a year ago, the U.S. Court of the Appeals reversed a previous court’s decision that had essentially spared D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier a trial revolving around charges that she discriminated against a female African-American commander in the department. Now the chief is at the eye of an employment litigation storm that the plaintiff argues is of Lanier’s own making.
According to a Maryland county, it rejected an application by a former U.S. Capitol Police officer to serve in its volunteer mounted patrol because she lives too far away and is overqualified. Besides, Howard County argued, they don’t allow retired cops in the volunteer patrol.
Just 50 miles east of Greenbelt is Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. That’s where wrongful termination litigation was recently settled between a former sheriff’s deputy and the county.