The Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri is being investigated for allegations of sexual harassment, according to the Liberty Tribune. A former female deputy has mad accusations that resulted in the termination of four male deputies in September and October of this year.
The plaintiff, Merri Phillips, filed the complaint through the Missouri Human Rights Commission. The complaint alleges that Phillips was subject to verbal harassment and sexually explicit and pornographic text messages. The department continues to investigate the allegations and train the department as well.
“We have brought in out-of-state-trainers to give an additional training course on sexual harassment for all our employees,” said Sherriff Bob Boydston. “Within 48 hours of receiving our first notice of these allegations, we began an internal investigation that consisted of interviews with the named parties and witnesses in the allegations.”
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