LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Maegan Hall, the only female officer fired in connection to the La Vergne Police Department sex scandal, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and her former coworkers.
Hall and four other officers were fired in January after an investigation showed she and other male officers had sex on the job and then lied about it.
The lawsuit filed Monday alleges Hall was a victim of sexual harassment while being groomed for “sexual exploitation.” Since the sex investigation made national headlines, lawyers for Hall said she has been subjected to public ridicule and negative publicity has thwarted her attempts to regain employment.
“Maegan Hall was a vulnerable and optimistic 24-year-old woman who had applied to be a police officer in the City of La Vergne,” the lawsuit says. “Where Ms. Hall sought role models at her new job, she instead found predators.”