GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) – A federal jury has awarded $350,000 to a former state police sergeant who said she suffered retaliation for reporting sexual harassment.

The jury reached its verdict Thursday in the case of Linda Mys, a retired state police trooper who sued six years ago. She joined the state police in 1987 and took early retirement in 2010, according to The Grand Rapids Press.

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Mys says she was punished by being assigned to the Detroit post, far from her Sand Lake home, after she accused a colleague of sexual harassment. Collin Nyeholt, one of the lawyers representing Mys, says the verdict “was a real vindication for our client.”

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The Michigan State Police said in a statement that the agency is disappointed with the jury’s decision and denies the allegations in the case.

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