ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An investigator with an Alabama sheriff's office has sued, saying she was demoted after she complained about sexual misconduct involving the chief deputy.
News outlets report Limestone County investigator Leslie Ramsey sued Sheriff Mike Blakely, Chief Deputy Fred Sloss, the county and the county commission.
The lawsuit accuses Sloss of fondling Ramsey while she and her boyfriend visited Sloss at his home in January 2017.
Sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young says in a statement that Blakely, Sloss and the department have always worked to treat everyone with equal respect and dignity. Young says he cannot talk about the lawsuit's details.
Commission Chairman Collin Daly says the lawsuit is being reviewed by the county attorney.
Ramsey says she was demoted and was reinstated after filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.