A former Columbus police officer who is suing the city is scheduled for court next week.
Alicia Davenport, who has alleged discrimination in her suit, has a pretrial conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Her trial is expected the following week.
Davenport's suit was brought in 2006. Then a police officer, Davenport, who is black, claimed she didn't receive the same backup white officers received while on undercover duty with the vice and narcotics division. She said she was punished with an undesirable assignment when she complained. Another accusation is that she was constantly subjected to "explicit, offensive and graphic sexual comments" by officers Dean Walton, David Horiuchi and Rodney Spear.