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Judge hears workplace harassment claim by Auburn police officer

Trial proceedings began Monday concerning workplace harassment allegations filed by an Auburn police officer against the city and his supervisors.

The state Division of Human Rights is vetting claims by Officer Michael Warter that several of his superior officers discriminated against him after he suffered a duty-related injury in June 2010.

Warter, a 16-year veteran with the Auburn Police Department, filed the complaint to the Division of Human Rights in November 2015. State investigators moved last May to forward the case before a judge.

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