Trial set for former BPD officer suing Bismarck and former chief of police

BISMARCK, N.D. - The trial for the former Bismarck Police officer suing the department for gender discrimination, has been set.

The federal case was filed in January against the City of Bismarck and former Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin.

Former officer, Robyn Krile says she was discriminated against because of her gender during her time at the PD. Krile was employed by the city for 14 years before she was fired from BPD in March of 2017.

Documents say in March she was fired from the PD because of claims that she lied in investigation reports and couldn’t be used as prosecution witness.

She claims the department didn’t conduct an internal investigation to verify the situation. BPD reported her to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.

The POST Board unanimously voted that Krile hadn’t provided false testimony or misleading information. Her case was dismissed.

The complaint says Krile had trouble gaining a full-time law enforcement position because her file still reflects the claims that she lied and is untrustworthy.

The trial is scheduled for two years from now in January of 2021.

Documents say the trial is estimated to last ten days.