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Ex-head of police at Chattanooga State claims discrimination

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The former Chattanooga State Community College director of police services has filed lawsuit claiming she was discriminated against by one of her former bosses and eventually fired on trumped up charges.

The lawsuit says Assistant Vice President of Plant Operations Steve Huskins refused to call Stephanie Hill "Chief" and told her subordinates not to use the name either. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1Hc7mqZ) the suit also claims Huskins ignored Hill in favor of her male peers and launched a campaign to have Hill removed from her post.

Huskins declined to comment, directing questions to the school. Chattanooga State spokeswoman Eva Lewis said the school couldn't comment on a pending legal action.

Hill's civil complaint alleges gender discrimination and retaliatory discharge and requests a jury trial.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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