An 18-year veteran of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has until Friday to file an amended complaint in a yearlong lawsuit that’s accused Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and other supervisors of discrimination based on gender.

Amanda Ensor, a female sergeant who’s been with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office for nearly two decades, filed suit against the agency, county, sheriff and other supervisors in May 2020 for allegedly violating her medical leave rights and discriminating against her on the basis of gender. Among the relief requested, Ensor seeks reinstatement to her previous position, back pay, compensation for losses and attorney’s fees. Altogether she is seeking more than $600,000.

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Awteam2021

Has this been done before? I don’t think Ensor has much of a case. She shouldn’t be taking agency property to make a video. But, I would have to ask, why a sergeant wouldn’t know that? Is this a practice in the agency? Was she treated differently then others in the agency doing the same thing? And where’s the protocol, governance, and management to explain what “you can and can’t do” as an officer? Does Jenkins have true direction over the agency? Is he competent in today’s social media world?

gjthuro

OH no, the sky is falling once again

TrekMan

Agree with all the opinions on here. Bad choices can't be covered up and will be exposed. You can't fix stupid!! No accountability for her own actions and then tried to save herself used the old deflection trick.

huskycats

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artandarchitecture

"She further alleges Jenkins does not believe women should be in supervisory positions and speaks about women in a derogatory way."

Well, Amanda, your poor judgement & dumb youtube video certainly shows *you* were a bad choice.

“The sense of culture, coming from the top down, that pervades FCSO is one of discriminatory animus toward multiple protected characteristics, including sex,” Ensor’s complaint reads.

And how many years did it take you to figure out that you're not fond of police culture? Did it even occur to you to apply elsewhere, where you'd be happier---at a woke place which cheers you on simply for the way you were born, as opposed to actual skill? Many areas in the country are trying to recruit police these days.

AOC

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marinick1

artandarchitecture, you are RIGHT ON! [thumbup][thumbup]

yogib

with 500 cops. Jenkins thinks he can treat people any way he wishes

gabrielshorn2013

yogib, if you read the article, you would have seen that the deputy in question misused FCSO property, and did unapproved personal activities with other deputies while on the clock, and then posted them online. This would have gotten almost anyone a reprimand in their personnel file, if not outright dismissal, as per many company policies in the area. She (and the other two deputies) deserved the disciplinary actions they received. Do you deny that? The deputy was not demoted as she claims. She kept her pay grade and salary, but moved to judicial services, meaning she serves at the courthouse, and serves legal documents issued by the courts. Maybe she should have asked for approval by her superiors before misusing FCSO resources. It looks like she is the one retaliating against her superiors (there were four people in the law suit, not just the Sheriff).

phydeaux994

All true gab, unless others did similar things and were not punished in a similar fashion as she has charged.

gabrielshorn2013

That's the question phy. Did others use their uniforms and official FCSO vehicles to film a staged fake arrest for their personal website? I don't think anyone else has. If I used company property that also contained the company logo for private use for a Facebook post, I'd be fired, as my actions would have reflected poorly on our company.

C.D.Reid

I would think that getting a video of this nature approved by her boss would have been the first thing she should have thought of, especially since it involved using uniformed, on-duty deputies and marked FCSO vehicles, and the fact that she wanted to post it online. As a sergeant, did she have the authority to do this type of video? Apparently not, so the resulting violations of FCSO policies justified reprimand. and she paid the price for her decisions. Also, I think it's going to be difficult for her to prove the accusation of Jenkins not believing women should be in supervisory positions since she's been in one herself. Those are my thoughts, though I'm sure Plumbum will be here soon to try to prove me wrong with multiple comments of her own, based on her own "legal expertise." Being an article about a lawsuit against the sheriff, I'm sure she'll be burning up the comments to this story.

AOC

Ms. Ensor should consider herself lucky she still has a job. Her tactics are nothing new, when you know you screwed up, don't accept responsibility deflect it by saying the Sheriff is singling me out for___________ [fill in the blank]; throw out as many outlandish claims as possible and see what sticks.

To assign on-duty personnel and resources so four millennial youtubers [who earn money based on video views] so they can stage fake prisoner escapes does not sound like any conclusion a reasonable, prudent and experienced supervisor would choose.

C.D.Reid

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] AOC!

duffy5x

Jenkins is a Neanderthal.

marinick1

So are you, duffy5x.

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duffy5x

And you won’t be able to grasp the hypocrisy of your statement. Wow...

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