An employment and civil rights attorney’s reliance on Title IX laws helped clinch a $1.75 million settlement for her client, a female police officer who alleged a former Central Connecticut State University police colleague raped her.

That strategy secured the settlement, which was reached in early July and announced Wednesday. It helped direct the plaintiff’s approach to the lawsuit, which claimed co-workers and superiors sexually harassed the woman, referred to in court documents as Jane Doe.

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