GREEN BAY, Wis. — In a March 20 story about a Green Bay police officer who settled her harassment claims, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the officer is black. The officer is white.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Officer to receive $200,000 to settle harassment claim
A police officer has settled her claims of harassment by some night-shift colleagues with the City of Green Bay for $200,000
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A police officer has settled her claims of harassment by some night-shift colleagues with the City of Green Bay for $200,000.
Police Chief Andrew Smith says paying the settlement money to Stephanie Dantoin “is the right thing to do.” Dantoin resigned from the force in March, alleging she was bullied and harassed by fellow officers.
USA Today Network-Wisconsin says the 28-year-old Dantoin will withdraw a discrimination claim she filed with the state’s Equal Rights Division in July. She will receive a letter of recommendation signed by Smith, as well as health insurance coverage for the next year.
An internal investigation began in late 2016. Smith called for the resignations of a lieutenant and a patrolman he believed were the ringleaders of the officers who harassed Dantoin, who is white. The officers also were accused of harassing a black officer and some other colleagues.