Las Vegas Police Officer Claims Unfair Treatment

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas police officer who lost a 2006 bid for Clark County sheriff is alleging she was unfairly reprimanded for paying a friend's dog bite medical bill.

Officer Laurie Bisch's June 3 complaint with the state Local Government Employee-Management Relations Board also accuses the police union of failing to represent her when she was reprimanded for paying for the friend's medical treatment under her own daughter's name.

A board official says the department and union want the board to dismiss Bisch's complaint.

Bisch's lawyer alleges an internal affairs investigation and Las Vegas Police Protective Association inaction amount to retaliation for challenging Sheriff Doug Gillespie three years ago.

Bisch plans to run again. She says state law prohibits a public agency from discriminating against an employee for political reasons.
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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com



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