Nashville Council to Consider $150k Settlement in Police Officer's Lawsuit

The Nashville Metro Council is set to consider a $150,000 settlement with Metro Police Officer Monica Blake over her claims that she faced retaliation from superiors after accusing a fellow officer of rape, as well as discrimination because of her gender and race, The Nashville Scene reports. Blake, a black officer who started working for the Metro Nashville Police Department in 2005, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in October against Metro and MNPD Commander Janet Pardue, claiming that Pardue and others at MNPD retaliated against her for accusing Officer Julian Pirtle of strangling and raping her while he was drunk in May 2016. Blake would resign from the department as part of the settlement agreement.
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