A federal court judge has granted a summary judgment dismissing a sexual harassment suit against the city of Shawano and a former police chief. Laura Chartraw filed the suit against the city and Mark Kohl in 2016 for discriminating against her based on her sex and then retaliating against her when she complained. She alleged Kohl began sexually discriminating against her in February 2015, and when she complained to him and to city officials, Kohl retaliated by creating a hostile work environment. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge William Griesbach stated, “Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to her, the evidence she offers could not support a verdict in her favor.” Chartraw has been employed by the Shawano Police Department as a clerical specialist since 1998, promoted to lead clerical specialist in 2003 under former chief Ed Whealon. The case was one of two filed against Kohl during his tenure with the Shawano Police Department. Officer Nicole Fischer, formerly Hoffmann, claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court in May 2016 that Kohl delayed hiring her at the department because of her gender. The city reached a settlement in that case under which the city agreed to pay Fischer $155,000 within 20 days, covering compensatory and punitive damages, court costs and attorney fees.