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Boston, transgender woman settle lawsuit

Officers’ actions under scrutiny

The city of Boston has agreed to pay a transgender woman $20,000 in exchange for dropping her suit against the officers who arrested her on disorderly conduct at a homeless shelter, in a case that highlights the department’s absence of written policies for dealing with transgender people.

The officers who arrested Brenda Wernikoff are now being investigated by the department’s internal affairs division.

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