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Deal reached in Kansas City public housing harassment suit


September 29, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Justice Department has reached a settlement in its 2015 lawsuit against the Kansas City, Kansas, Housing Authority and three of its officials over sexual harassment claims.

A joint motion for dismissal and settlement agreement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas.

The deal requires the housing authority to submit for approval a policy prohibiting sexual harassment of public housing applicants and tenants and to establish a complaint procedure.

It permanently bans former hearing officer Victor L. Hernandez, former property manager Derrick Estelle,...

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