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Missouri Cop Who Says He Was Told 'Tone Down Your Gayness' Wins Discrimination Case

Sgt. Keith Wildhaber sued the St. Louis County Police Department in 2017, alleging he was passed over for promotions because he is gay. A jury agreed and awarded him nearly $20 million on Friday.

A jury awarded nearly $20 million Friday to a police sergeant who said the St. Louis County Police Department discriminated against him based on his sexuality and then retaliated against him for filing a complaint.

Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, who joined the department in 1994, in 2017 alleging that he was passed over for 23 promotions in 5 1/2 years because he is gay. In the weeklong trial, Wildhaber testified that one county official told him he

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