NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A federal jury has ruled in favor of a former New Haven Police Academy recruit who sued the city and a former officer for age discrimination and emotional distress.

The New Haven Register reports the jury awarded nearly $65,000 to 54-year-old Ronald Gaul after determining that the city had intentionally discriminated against him because of his age.

The suit claimed that Gaul was subjected to intense discrimination by former officer Robert Strickland and was terminated from the academy in August 2012 due to his age. The jury did not find that Strickland’s actions were intentional.

At trial, Gaul presented evidence of medical issues he suffered following the ordeal and proof that police officials within the department wanted him terminated because of his age.


Information from: New Haven Register,

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