Angela Couloumbis, Paula Knudsen, and Brad Bumsted, HARRISBURG BUREAU / THE CAUCUS

HARRISBURG — Over the last year, the state-funded security force that watches over the Pennsylvania Senate has been hit with a string of firings, employment complaints, and lawsuits alleging a culture of harassment and discrimination, court documents and Senate records show.

The complaints include federal lawsuits by two female employees who contend that they were subjected to sexual harassment, including lewd text messages and comments by the onetime head of security. Senate officials, the women alleged, failed to swiftly stop the behavior.

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Source: The Associated Press

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