LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The New Albany Police Merit Commission voted 4-1 to fire Laura Schook, according to New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey.

In a closed meeting Thursday, four members voted in favor of the firing, while the president opposed the move.

Laura Schook's sister Stephanie Day says the embattled officer has a civil lawsuit in the works and that she has 30 days to appeal the decision.

Schook has been with the New Albany Police Department for 19 years and says she has never been promoted. 

After an investigation was launched into Schook's allegations of misconduct and discrimination against the department, Floyd County prosecutor Keith Henderson decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone in the Department.

In December, the Merit Commission voted to terminate Schook – pending the outcome of this week's hearing.

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