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Lawsuit: Morningside officer retaliated against after filing harassment claim

The lone female police officer in the Morningside Police Department has claimed she was passed over for a promotion and had comp time taken away since she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit earlier this year.

Carissa M. Lewis’ retaliation lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Prince George’s County Circuit Court, also claims documents containing false information were placed in her personnel file that “affect her to get a job with another police department.”

Lewis initially filed suit in March, alleging Chief Amos Damron regularly made inappropriate comments about women and shared medical information about her pregnancy with other employees, among other allegations.

The new lawsuit claims Damron “authorized, directed or participated the retaliatory conduct.”

The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages from Damron and the town of Morningside. Lewis is represented by Jimmy A. Bell, an Upper Marlboro solo practitioner.

The case is Carrissa M. Lewis v. Morningside, Maryland, et al., CAL-15-25142.