Bismarck wants police gender discrimination suit dismissed

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The city of Bismarck is asking a judge to throw out a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a fired female police officer.

Robyn Krile alleges the department tried to “kill” her career with various tactics including low scores in the “war room” — gatherings by supervisors to rank officer performance. Krile calls it “an unprofessional group of adult men.”

Now-retired Police Chief Dan Donlin in court documents asserts the war room process makes performance evaluations fairer in part by involving more people and input. Defense attorney Randall Bakke says Krile earned low scores through misconduct.

The state board that licenses officers dismissed a misconduct case against her, and she kept her peace officer’s license. But Krile lost a discrimination case before the state Department of Labor and Human Rights.

 

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