2nd Redmond Police officer files lawsuit against department in as many weeks


One week after a former Redmond Police sergeant filed a $5 million lawsuit against the city, another officer is suing.

Hannah Copeland claims she was retaliated against for complaining about the behavior of a lieutenant who created a hostile work environment.

Lt. Eric Beckwith is also specifically named in a suit filed last week by former Sgt. Ryan Fraker

Former Redmond Police sergeant files $5M whistleblower claim

Copeland says Beckwith is a bully known for hazing new recruits.

In the suit, she says he often refers to an Asian officer as his “pocket ninja.”

Copeland, a 20-year veteran with the department, was demoted after a 2020 pursuit and claims it was because she reported Beckwith’s policy violations.

She’s asking for $250,000.

You can read the full complaint below:

2.11.21 Complaint (1)

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