FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSES EX-OFFICER’S DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Dothan police officer who was suspended over comments she posted to her Facebook page.

U.S. District Judge William Keith Watkins dismissed Raemonica Carney’s lawsuit Thursday, saying she offered no evidence that the department discriminated against her.

Carney was suspended in 2013 over comments she made that appeared to support a former Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot four people before killing himself over perceived mistreatment.

Carney was fired after a domestic dispute and said she had been denied promotions and training opportunities.

In his opinion, Watkins cited depositions saying Carney participated in 130 training opportunities and was in line for promotion. Watkins says Carney engaged in gross insubordination.

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