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Third Police Officer Fired Over Sexual Harassment Incident In Shelton, Conn.

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A third police officer serving Shelton, Connecticut — Daniel Loris — was fired this week for ethical violations and sexual harassment. That’s according to the Shelton Herald newspaper.

The union filed a grievance in June that said three female officers were denied use of the bathrooms at Shelton police headquarters while the 49 men on staff were allowed to use the bathroom.

The police chief then limited use of bathrooms for all officers and set up port-o-potties in the parking lot.

The Shelton Herald reports an officer then took pictures of a female colleague changing her clothes in the parking lot. The photos were taken without the officer’s consent. They ended up on the “Support the Shelton Union” Facebook page.

The Shelton Police Chief said the act violated the state’s zero tolerance sexual harassment policy. The union is contesting the three firings and disciplinary actions. The other officers fired related to this matter are Officers Roger Falcone and Caroline Moretti, according to the Shelton Herald.

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.