East Lansing defends police handling of promotions for women
The city of East Lansing is defending its police department's handling of promotions for female officers following a lawsuit that alleges gender discrimination.
The Lansing State Journal reports, however, that the city said a captain in 2014 did motion like he was going to throw away an application he was handed by a female officer.
That application was the second time Tresha Neff applied for a promotion to lieutenant.
The city admitted to the allegation about Neff's second application in a filing Friday in federal court in Grand Rapids.
The 21-year department veteran sued the city, saying she was passed over for promotions because she is a woman. The city denies other allegations.
It's asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit and award the city costs and attorney fees.