COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A black female police officer has sued the Ohio State Highway Patrol alleging she was harassed based on her gender and race and then faced retaliation for reporting it.

Norma Scott, a Highway Patrol employee since 2013, filed suit Thursday.

The lawsuit says she was attending a statewide training session on terrorism in June 2017 when she heard a supervisor say he wished he could “get rid” of “brown people” like her.

Scott reported the remarks and the supervisor was suspended for three days. She alleges that after he returned to work he harassed her by ordering numerous investigations of minor infractions and retaliated against her by denying her special-duty assignments.

A Highway Patrol spokesman said the agency doesn’t comment on ongoing litigation.

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