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2 Kansas police officers allege discrimination in lawsuit

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – Two female police officers allege in a lawsuit that the Overland Park, Kansas, police department discriminated against them when it repeatedly passed over them for promotions in favor of younger, less experienced men.

The Kansas City Star reports that Capt. Kathleen Morgan and Sgt. Tirsa Otero filed the lawsuit alleging discrimination based on their race, age and gender.

Police spokesman Officer John Lace declined to comment on the ongoing lawsuit.

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