Whitman at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, Whitman Police Department
- Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Whitman Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $200,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
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.