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PERRY TOWWNSHIP, Oh. - A classic case of a double standard? A former Ohio police officer and her married police chief boss boss are captured on their cruiser's dashboard cam kissing and caressing each other while a burglary suspect sits in the back seat.
The video outraged residents in Perry Township. There were calls for both to be fired.
The police chief, Timothy Escola, was allowed to retire with full benefits. Officer Janine England admitted to the incident and said she tried to resign.
Instead, she was fired. She filed a complaint with the EEOC. The commission eventually ruled in England's favor, saying she wasn't allowed to resign, in part, because she's a woman.
Her lawyer says the township could face a very large fine fine. Town officials maintain there was no discrimination. And that both would have faced disciplinary action.
But the chief chose to retire. So, there was nothing officials could do.
Escola allegedly was told that if he tendered a letter of resignation, the board would reject it and would fire him. So, he chose to retire.
But the former police chief says he was never threatened with termination.
England's lawyer says it's because she's a woman in a man's world.