The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 September 2005

She's back

The city has settled a harassment lawsuit filed by Staff Sgt. Paula Schonauer, a twelve-year veteran of the OCPD, who had claimed she was persecuted by fellow officers and banished to desk duty after her sexual-reassignment surgery in 2002.

The OCPD has already returned her to her beat; the city will pay her $4000 and will reinstate some lost days of sick leave. Schonauer, who has been instrumental in the Department's community-outreach programs, says she's just happy to be back at work.

Posted at 8:32 AM to City Scene


"she"?...shouldn't that be he w/mutilated genitalia is back?

Posted by: paulsmos at 9:28 AM on 28 September 2005

There's more to sexuality than mere hardware.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:41 AM on 28 September 2005