Bartlesville Police Officer Files 2nd Federal Lawsuit Against City Of Bartlesville


Monday, November 28th 2011, 1:59 pm
By: News On 6


A Bartlesville Police officer who filed a $6 million lawsuit in June 2011 against the city of Bartlesville and the Bartlesville FOP has filed a second lawsuit in federal court in Tulsa.

The second lawsuit alleges a hostile work environment.

This is the fourth federal lawsuit filed against the city and its police department.

11/8/2011 Related Story: Third Bartlesville Police Officer Files Federal Lawsuit Against City, Department 

In June, Elizabeth Mitchell filed a federal lawsuit alleging the police department "repeatedly and systematically harassed" her with "a barrage of sexual references, obscene comments and sexually suggestive physical gestures."

The second lawsuit, filed on November 23, 2011, Mitchell alleges the police department continues to ignore its own policy and procedures "to the detriment of the Plaintiff and to the benefit of white male officers, and thereby created a hostile work environment."

Read the complaint filed in Tulsa Federal Court.

In this lawsuit, Mitchell is asking for $500,000 in actual damages and $500,000 in punitive damages.