Human rights violation alleged against city police

Friday, September 7, 2007
Doug Alexander

A Lewisburg woman who resigned from her job as a city police dispatcher has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission alleging she was ignored for transfer to be a patrol officer because she's a woman.

"It's just wrong," Police Chief Doug Alexander said this week when asked about Amanda Newcomb's complaint filed in late March.

A public Lewisburg City Council workshop was converted into a closed, attorney-client meeting recently and, subsequently, the complaint was revealed. Newcomb, Alexander, City Manager Eddie Fuller and other city officials have since discussed the matter.

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