Campus Officers’ Suit Alleges Discrimination

Two Elgin Community College police officers this week filed a federal lawsuit against the college claiming gender, age and racial discrimination.

In February, ECC Deputy Chief Tami Haukedahl and Officer William Powell filed federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints claiming Emad Eassa, then the college’s police chief, “created a hostile working environment” through “angry outbursts and rants full of demeaning comments toward women, older workers and African Americans.”

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