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Lawsuit: Mississippi police officer was fired over gender

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing a Mississippi police department where she was the sole female officer. News outlets report Tiffany McClure sued the cit...
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LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing a Mississippipolice department where she was the sole female officer.

News outlets report Tiffany McClure sued the city ofLumberton for discrimination on Wednesday, saying she was fired last year as aresult of her gender, “under the guise of insubordination.” She saysshe was fired by Chief Shane Flynt, who later resigned after a video sharedonline reportedly showed him smoking marijuana.

She says in the lawsuit that Flynt made sexist comments andindicated that he didn’t want to have female police officers.

The city of 2,000 people also is being sued by former policeChief Carlus Page, who accused Lumberton of religious discrimination.