BALTIMORE — A federal jury awarded a former Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer $127,000 after she alleged that she was sexually harassed by an instructor at the agency’s police academy.

The Daily Record reports that the jury on Thursday awarded Renee Basil money from the transportation authority police and from retired Officer Michael A. Noel, the instructor Basil says harassed her during training.

Basil alleged in a 2012 lawsuit that Noel made inappropriate comments during her training. Basil also said that she was told to “pick her battles” when she reported Noel to a supervisor.

Basil said she was fired after alerting a supervisor of Noel’s behavior when he was re-hired as a contractor.

Cheryl Sparks, a spokeswoman at the Maryland Transportation Authority, did not respond to a request for comment.

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