DARIEN, GA. | The girlfriend of a former Darien police officer who filed a federal lawsuit asserting the town mistreated him over their interracial relationship has filed her personal lawsuit towards their former superiors.
The lawsuit Stacy Miller filed Wednesday has most of the similar allegations as one Korone Robinson filed in August. They each say Chief Donnie Howard, Archie Davis, the interim Darien metropolis supervisor on the time, and their former supervisor, Ryan Alexander, discriminated towards them.
Miller, who’s white, stated she and Robinson, an African-American, started a romantic relationship in October 2015 and advised their superiors in December. The lawsuit says the worker handbook had no prohibitions towards office romance however that Howard took some antagonistic job motion towards her due to the connection.
She and Robinson have been each narcotics investigators and typically rode collectively of their unmarked patrol automobiles to satisfy with informants, to make arrests and execute different warrants. The lawsuit says that for security it was coverage for officers to not perform such operations alone.
Howard transferred Miller to the night time shift in order that she and Robinson would have conflicting hours although it meant she would have problem contacting victims, witnesses, courtroom personnel, crime labs and others who have been sometimes out there throughout daylight, based on the lawsuit.
To be able to do her job as an investigator, Miller stated she labored some days and reduce brief her night time shift. Howard then modified her hours to days however transferred her to patrol.
The lawsuit additionally says Miller was paid lower than her male counterparts, together with some with much less expertise and that she was not issued an extended gun although she served on a Particular Response Staff through which each different workplace had one.
Howard additionally refused to permit her to take part in coaching canine and justified it by saying she was a lady and too small though males of the identical stature have been allowed to work with canine, the lawsuit says.
The lawsuit quotes Howard as saying, “we care for our ladies.”
After Miller filed an Equal Employment Alternative Fee grievance, Davis, whereas he was appearing metropolis supervisor, advised her it might have a unfavorable impact on her profession, the lawsuit says. It additionally says Davis stated she could possibly be charged criminally for statements she made within the grievance as a result of he might discover fellow officers to contradict her assertions.
She withdrew that…