ACLU says Rapid City police got lesbian airman tossed out of military
Andrea J. Cook
Rapid City Journal
Two Rapid City police officers are accused of deliberately bringing the same-sex marriage of an Ellsworth Air Force Base sergeant to the military's attention, allegedly costing Staff Sgt. Jene Newsome her military career.
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota has filed an internal affairs complaint with the Rapid City Police Department questioning the conduct of Det. Tom Garinger and Officer Jeremy Stauffacher, according to Robert Doody, state ACLU director.
Doody believes that the officers maliciously sent a copy of a police report to the military that resulted in Newsome's dismissal from the service.
Police Chief Steve Allender said his department has not completed its investigation into the ACLU's allegations.
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