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Former officer sues Woodmere for harassment, discrimination

Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY AND M.L. SCHULTZE


 
The village has been sued twice over allegations of discrimination.
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A former officer for the Woodmere Police Department is suing the village, saying she was hounded out by sexual harassment and discrimination. The lawsuit by Erin Thomas names the Cuyahoga County village, its mayor and law director and others. Her lawyer is Sabodh Chandra, who also sued Woodmere on behalf of a former chief, who claimed the then-mayor was discriminating against white police officers. That case was settled in 2008 for $1.2 million.
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“We just seem to have a village that just doesn’t seem to comply with the rule of law. We have well-established federal and state laws against discrimination and retaliation and the village needs to learn its lesson.

But Woodmere’s law director, Frank Consolo, says the village has changed since then, and an independent arbitrator found Woodmere was justified in firing Thomas for abandoning her post.

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“And to me that was very significant and one of the main reasons I recommended to the mayor that he terminate her because we have to protect the village.”

Thomas had gone to pick up her children at school when her relief was late. She’s now on medical leave from the Middlefield police department after she was shot on duty. 
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