Friday, May 30, 2014

White Police Lieutenant Awarded $1.35 Million In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Via Jeffery

(credit: CBS 2)

A Long Island police lieutenant has been awarded $1.35 million in his racial discrimination lawsuit against the village of Freeport.

Lt. Christopher Barrella, who is white, had accused the village of awarding the police chief’s job to a Hispanic officer with few qualifications and a lower test score.

Following the federal jury’s decision Wednesday, Barrella described the process as trying but said he always had faith in the jury system.

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