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Former Olathe officer sues city for wrongful termination

Olathe Police
Posted at 10:11 AM, Nov 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-18 11:28:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Olathe Police Department officer is suing the city of Olathe for wrongful termination.

Brittany Conge, a former detective, alleges that despite "exceptional and effective" work, she was terminated.

The lawsuit petition states that Conge at one point questioned the propriety of charges that were "instituted improperly" by colleagues, which resulted in a reprimand.

Court documents state Conge believes she was protected by Kansas law when expressing her concerns about the improper charges and the rights of crime victims and those accused of crimes.

However, she was fired from her detective position on Feb. 18, 2020.

The lawsuit alleges that termination was unlawful retaliation.

Conge is seeking $75,000 in restitution due to economic loss caused by losing her job.

A jury trial has been requested.

"Due to pending litigation, we will not be able to provide information at this time. Thank you," a spokesperson for the Olathe Police Department said.

The city of Olathe responded with a similar statement.

"Since this instance is pending litigation, we are unable to provide any information," a spokesperson said.