Whitman at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

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Full-time law enforcement staff, Whitman Police Department

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Federal grant funding for Whitman

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Military equipment transfers

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated June 1, 2023


We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $200,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome

Sergeant Edward Slocum filed a lawsuit against the town of Whitman, former Police Chief Scott Benton, and Town Administrator Frank Lynam for discrimination due to his disabilities, and the case was settled for $250,000.

Slocum claimed that his disabilities had not been accommodated, as he lives with migraine headaches, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD. After disclosing his disabilities, people around him raised their concerns about whether or not Slocum “posed a significant threat” to himself or others, leading to an internal affairs investigation putting Slocum on administrative leave for months. He also claimed that he was retaliated against because of these disabilities and the treatments he participated in to alleviate symptoms.