- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama police chief has lost a federal lawsuit over claims of racial discrimination.

Former Northport Police Chief Robert Green sued the city and its administrator in 2011 saying he experienced racial discrimination and harassment on the job. He was chief for six years.

The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/1lDKk2a) reports U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn dismissed the suit.

The judge says no reasonable jury could side with Green, who is black. Blackburn says Green lacks evidence to support his allegations of racial bias.

Green retired in 2012 after an outside study was critical of his leadership and cited low morale among officers. A Colorado firm reported that Green used coercion, threats and punishment as intimidation to run the department.

Green contends the city administrator harassed him for no reason.

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