For the second time in her law enforcement career, a police officer is suing her former employer for height and gender discrimination after being fired.
Destinee Bryce filed a federal lawsuit on Aug. 4 in the U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan against the city of Stanton and City Manager Jacob VanBoxel alleging gender and height discrimination in violation of 42 USC 1983, the Fourteenth Amendment and the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. The lawsuit alleges that Bryce is a member of a protected class based on her gender and height (she is 4-foot-7-inches tall).
This city in the process of finalizing the search for a new police chief
After the retirement of Belding police chief Dale Nelson, 69, a little less than two months ago, the city has been on the lookout to fill Nelson’s place. After a lengthy interview process to find the best fit, one candidate emerged — and Ionia County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dion Sower is “over the moon” about being able to potentially work in his hometown again.