Gay ex-Audubon Police Officer gets break in case

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by Karma Dickerson

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A former Audubon Park Police Officer in Louisville says he was fired because he is gay and the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission appears to agree.

WHAS 11 first introduced you to former Audubon Park police officer Kile Nave back in August.  He talked to us about being fired after being subjected to constant ridicule, according to him, all because he's gay.

Nave claimed that in his time as an officer from 2009 to 2012, his direct supervisor ridiculed him and treated him differently because of his sexual orientation. Nave says when he complained, he was fired. 

The City of Audubon Park denied these claims to the human relations commission, but they say through interviewing other witnesses, they believe Nave was unfairly targeted and terminated.

The Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission released the results of their investigation to Nave Monday, reporting the city of Audubon Park has violated the Civil Rights Act and a Louisville Metro Ordinance.

The Human Relations commission's findings have been forwarded to the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and they say they're evaluating it to see if there's any criminal wrongdoing on the part of the city of Audubon. 

Nave does have a civil suit pending against the city. The Audubon Park mayor and police chief did not return our request for comment.
 

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