A female Henderson police officer is claiming sexual discrimination against the city in a federal lawsuit filed last month, court records show.
Tiffany Dunsworth-Hampton filed the lawsuit on Nov. 18. In it, she claimed she was the subject of several sexually explicit comments, that she was referred to as a “bitch with a badge,” among other discriminatory names by her fellow officers, and was put in harm’s way by their actions toward her.
Henderson police hired Dunsworth-Hampton in September 2012. At the time, she was in a romantic relationship with a Henderson police lieutenant who she would eventually marry, according to the lawsuit.
During her first two years on the force, Dunsworth-Hampton said she was approached by several officers who gave advice or offered to help her with writing reports during down time or off days. Several of those officers, she claimed, would later text her asking her out for drinks, which she declined. According to the lawsuit, after she declined the advancements, officers began talking about Dunsworth-Hampton being “too small for the job.” – READ MORE