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Former deputies sue Williamson County Sheriff's Dept., county over harassment

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Two former deputies of a Tennessee sheriff's office are suing the department and the county, alleging they weren't protected from a male training officer known for sexual harassment.

The Tennessean reports the federal lawsuit against the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and county was filed last month.

The training officer isn't named as a defendant and no longer works at the department.

A disciplinary report shows an internal investigation supported allegations of sexual harassment against him. He was fired in July 2018.

The sheriff's office says it doesn't comment on pending litigation.