A former Aurora police officer has filed a civil complaint against the city alleging she was a victim of sexual discrimination and retaliation that culminated with her being fired nearly six years ago.
Attorneys for Kerry Shaw filed the complaint seeking damages and changes within the police department in Portage County Common Pleas Court on April 13.
Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin did not return a phone call seeking comment and Police Chief Brian Byard referred the matter to City Law Director Dean DePiero. DePiero said that Shaw’s allegations were subject to both union arbitration and a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation roughly five years ago, with rulings in both in favor of the city.
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