Four Black women police officers have sued the Baltimore police department for racial and gender discrimination, including one who alleged in court documents that the treatment caused her to give birth on the sidewalk in 30 degree weather.
Sergeant Danika Yampierre has worked at the department for 15 years and said she experienced horrible workplace stress. “I would never want my children to experience this and to see everything that I’m going through,” said Yampierre, who said she had to undergo emergency surgery after the birth.
She is one of three other Black women police officers — including sergeants Jasmin Rowlett and Welai Grant and former sergeant Tashawna Gaines — who have filed lawsuits against the department for discrimination and a hostile work environment.
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