- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - An African-American former Detroit police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging racism and harassment by white superior officers.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1wM3OmY ) 19-year police veteran Sgt. Myron Weathers filed the lawsuit in Wayne County this week against the Detrit Police Department, Chief James Craig, Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt and Lt. Charles Flanagan. It seeks more than $25,000 in damages.

Weathers, a former narcotics officer, says Flanagan appointed an “unqualified white female officer” to a task force. He says he filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission in February claiming that superiors retaliated against him for questioning the assignment.

Flanagan filed a separate complaint in May claiming he was the victim of racial discrimination by black superior officers. He called Weathers’ lawsuit “sour grapes.”

Craig says an Internal Affairs investigation is ongoing.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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