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Deputy Sues New Jersey Sheriff for Discrimination Based on Gender, Race, and Politics

An Essex County deputy has sued Sheriff Armando Fontoura and his department, claiming she has been discriminated against for her race, gender and for political purposes.

Shai Carr claims in court papers she has endured ongoing harassment — including being banned from Democratic fundraisers, stripped of her detective title and banished to work in the basement — because she is a Black woman and because her superior was jealous over her “youth and appearance,” the lawsuit claims.

Carr said it stems from a conflict with Jacqueline Jones, who is the county’s deputy director of human resources and who is the wife of Leroy Jones, chairman of the county’s Democratic Party.

Read the source article at nj.com

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