BELTON, Mo. - A lawsuit filed against leaders in the Belton Police Department is raising some eyebrows.
Named in the lawsuit are the police chief and his two captains, who are accused of creating a hostile work environment.
The former employee who filed the suit worked at the police department and at the municipal court for only a year before quitting over what's laid out in this lawsuit as a “hostile working environment.”
Erin Kauser claims the harassment started in January of 2012.
Three people are named as defendants: Chief James Person, Captain Doug Kohler and Captain Don Spears.
In The first incident reported, the woman claims Captain Kohler acted as if he was going to use a Taser on her.
A month later, Kauser said Captain Kohler made comments in front of others she needed to workout.
Captain Kohler is also accused of groping Kauser in her hip area. The suit goes on to say in June of last year, she made a complaint about Captain Kohler to Police Chief James Person.
The suit argues the chief and the two captains are personal friends and kept the complaint from city officials.
Kauser ended up quitting in August of 2012.
Kauser's attorney demanded a jury trial, but no court date has been set.
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