California federal jury returns $2.3 million verdict to female LAPD officer.
Los Angeles, CA (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–On Wednesday, a federal jury returned a $2.3 million verdict to a Los Angeles police officer who filed a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Officer Melissa Borck and her employment law lawyers initially filed the lawsuit in April 1999, as reported by the LA Times. The judge declared a mistrial in 2007 because of juror misconduct.
Court documents reveal the harassment began shortly after Borck transferred to the Valley Traffic Division when a fellow officer pushed her head to his groin and said, “I thought you’d never ask.” The sexual harassment and discrimination by fellow male officers continued to escalate, especially when Borck became pregnant. Attorneys for the plaintiff successfully argued the constant stress, fear, and anguish suffered by Borck because of the constant abuse by fellow male officers caused the stillborn birth of her son at 19 weeks.
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