Stuttering Ohio officer alleges discrimination

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer with a stutter has filed a federal lawsuit alleging disability discrimination by the southwest Ohio city that employed him.

Officer Ken Parson alleges in his lawsuit against the city of Monroe and various officials that he was subjected to discrimination and to ridicule and harassment, creating a "hostile work environment."

Parson's attorney John Scaccia (SKAY'-shuh) said Monday that his client was told last week his employment would end Dec. 31.

Scaccia says the firing is retaliation over the lawsuit filed earlier this month.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the city's lawyer denies the allegations of discrimination and other mistreatment and says Parson was told before he filed his lawsuit that his employment would end.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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