Fight continues for fired Indy Housing officer

Posted at 7:22 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 21:46:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The fight continues for an Indianapolis Housing Police officer who says she was fired because of breast cancer.

The case has been in federal court since last year, but is now getting the attention of some political heavyweights.

Marytza Golden wants to get back to work. She's a respected law enforcement detective who was fired while she was in the middle of chemotherapy.

The U.S. Department of Justice is weighing-in on the case – asking the federal court to consider its concerns with the actions of the Indianapolis Housing Agency.

Sgt. Golden asked for unpaid leave to fight her breast cancer, but it was denied.

She then filed a lawsuit in federal court, and the Housing Agency has challenged it every step of the way.

The Housing Agency says that because Golden has initiated litigation, they will not comment on this or any other matter associated with the case.