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Arizona settles suit alleging harassment by prison officers

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 16:46:04-05

PHOENIX (AP) - The state of Arizona is settling a lawsuit by a former corrections officer who alleged his co-workers and supervisors repeatedly harassed him over his status as a transgender man.

It was tentatively settled Thursday for $100,000. The officer alleged the Department of Corrections responded inadequately to his complaints and that the harassment continued after he was transferred to another facility.

The agency denied corrections officers and supervisors made offensive comments about the officer and that the harassment continued after complaints were made.

The officer filed the lawsuit under a pseudonym due to safety and privacy concerns.