NJ Lesbian Sheriff Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Her Department

by Ryan Lynch

South Florida Gay News

Sunday December 17, 2017

A New Jersey police officer is filing a discrimination lawsuit which alleges her supervisors created a hostile work environment for her.

Jasmine Cruz claims that Lt. Lisa Kaminski and undersheriff Bruce Lamparello made derogatory remarks about her sexuality after she made an unrelated complaint against three other people in April 2014, according to NJ.com. The Hudson county sheriff's officer also said that Kaminski said she wanted to replace her with a "white male."

"I don't know how you're gay, it doesn't make sense," Kaminski allegedly said to Cruz in the complaint.

The complaint was resolved in 2015, but Cruz claims after that a photo of her and her girlfriend was removed from her desk shortly after. She also claims Kaminski said she "was out to get her," and that she had previously yelled at a working Cruz while in plain clothes without a badge present.

Kaminski and Lamparello are both currently retired from the department for reasons unrelated to the lawsuit.

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