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Rochester Police Officer Who Opposed Racial Bias and Excessive Force
Obtains $1 Million Settlement, Halunen Law Reports.
MINNEAPOLIS – (Sept. 19, 2017) A Rochester, Minn. police officer has obtained a $1 million settlement from the city of Rochester to resolve her employment discrimination and retaliation claims against the Rochester Police Department, according to Minneapolis-based Halunen Law, the firm representing the officer.
In 2016, Rochester Police Lt. Elisa Umpierre reported suspected racial bias in a decision to deny a favorable assignment to another police officer. Later that year, Rochester Police Chief Roger Peterson filed an internal complaint against Umpierre, allegedly based on Facebook posts Umpierre had published.