LOUISVILLE — A group of 15 current and former Louisville Metro Police employees have filed a lawsuit alleging they were sickened by exposure to toxic mold in a city office building.
They filed suit Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court against the city's public works department and the public housing authority, according to The Courier-Journal. The suit seeks injunctive relief, compensatory and punitive damages, and a jury trial.
The lawsuit contends that workers weren't warned about the dangers of prolonged exposure to toxic airborne mold, that the agencies did not remove the mold and that workers were falsely assured that dangers had been abated.
The city does not comment on pending litigation, spokesman Chris Poynter said.
Housing authority executive director Tim Barry said he couldn't address specific allegations because he hadn't seen the lawsuit.
He said police employees were moved out of the building about a year ago so crews could repair cooling units, replace carpeting and deal with mold issues.
Barry said about 45 housing authority employees also work in the building but were not vacated.
"We have been making improvements," he said.