Jury Trial Delayed in Lawsuit Against a Kansas Prosecutor
A jury trial in a federal civil lawsuit against Shawnee County district attorney has been rescheduled.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports federal court records show a continuance was granted June 20 in the lawsuit against Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor. The trial's scheduled to begin in Kansas City, Kansas, on Jan. 4. The trial was previously set to start Sept. 19.
Lisa Anne Moore, of Lawrence, and Krystal L. Boxum-Debolt, of Rancho Rio, New Mexico, filed the lawsuit in 2012, claiming racial and gender discrimination led to their wrongful termination from Taylor's office.
Taylor has claimed they deserved to be terminated because their work emails about colleagues featured "derogatory and unprofessional comments" laced with profanity.
Taylor, a Democrat, has announced he isn't seeking election to a third term.