Former Chattanooga police officer files workplace discrimination lawsuit

Contributed Photo / Former Chattanooga police officer Cameka Bruce
photo Contributed Photo / Former Chattanooga police officer Cameka Bruce is suing the department for alleged workplace discrimination.

Former police officer Cameka Bruce is suing the Chattanooga Police Department, claiming she was unfairly singled out and ultimately discharged from her position because of her race and sex.

When the department fired her in 2019, it cited sustained allegations of insubordination and untruthfulness.

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Department spokesperson Jeremy Eames on Tuesday afternoon said the department could not comment on active litigation.

In the lawsuit filed Friday, Bruce said she was disciplined in late 2017 for accruing more than 100 hours of overtime while other officers in her department continued to work similar overtime hours without punishment.

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