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Georgia Officer’s Taser Bias Case Dropped After Mediation

March 24, 2020, 3:12 PM

A former police officer and the Georgia city that fired her agreed to drop her years-long discrimination lawsuit after a few months of mediation.

Jacqueline Lewis sued the city of Union City, Ga., in 2012 alleging racial, gender, and disability discrimination. The city police department fired her after she refused to undergo a Taser shock as part of her training and provided a doctor’s note saying it wouldn’t be safe for her to work around Tasers because of a heart problem. Lewis is a black woman and had argued that white male officers who failed a physical fitness test were...

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