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Kentucky State Police Sergeant Alleges Retaliation in Lawsuit Against Agency

A Kentucky State Police sergeant has filed a lawsuit against the agency alleging that she was retaliated against after she brought forward questions about a grant-funded trip eight employees took to El Paso, Texas.

The trip cost more than $18,000 and was funded by the 2021 Law Enforcement Harm Reduction & Education Grant, according to records obtained by LEX 18. The grant aims at combating drug addiction through methods like education and drug interdiction, or seizing drugs being transported into the state.

Sgt. Vicki Day raised questions about the legitimacy of the trip, and was then subjected to disciplinary action, according to the lawsuit. Her attorney, Thomas Clay, said she questioned whether training occurred on the trip, which reportedly included a visit to the El Paso Intelligence Center, also known as EPIC, and the border wall.

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