Nearly $1 million awarded to former LAX policewoman in gender discrimination lawsuit

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A police officer walks to his patrol car at a security checkpoint near the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport on December 26, 2009.

Former Los Angeles police lieutenant Kathleen Green has been awarded nearly $1 million in a gender discrimination case.

The jury ruled Wednesday in favor of Green for gender discrimination that made her unable to be promoted to captain, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Green said in a statement that she didn't want to file the lawsuit, but "I now hope females in law enforcement agencies will be given the same opportunities as their male counterparts."

Green worked for the LAX Police Department since 1980 and served as a lieutenant for 10 years before retiring last year. Her lawyers say it was because "she could no longer take the discrimination at work."

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