Friday, May 1, 2020

Greater Salt Lake police officer who is transgender sues department for alleged discrimination

For the majority of his career at Unified Police Department, Taylor Scruggs loved his work. If he wasn’t taking phone calls or writing reports, he said, he was being proactive, out finding stolen cars or fugitives or illegal drugs.

A former teacher, he said he loved the ebb and flow of police work, that every day was different than the one before. But there was at least one constant.

“I went home every night, and was like, ‘Man, I can’t wait to get up tomorrow and do this all over again,’" Scruggs said.

Yet when the UPD detective, with ten years of experience on the force, came out as transgender and started physically transitioning, people around the office treated him differently, he said...

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