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Missouri Pays Former Prison Guard $800,000 in Harassment Settlement

July 11, 2018 - 8:19 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Missouri will pay a former female prison guard $800,000 to settle a sexual harassment case.

A monthly report issued by Attorney General Josh Hawley details the payment to Officer Tina Gallego, who alleged she was sexually harassed and poisoned by male officers when she worked at the Kansas City Re-entry Center.

Gallego alleged in her case that she was targeted in 2016, after she testified in court on behalf of a co-worker about harassment and discrimination.