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Fired City Clerk Files Lawsuit Claiming Racial Discrimination Against Mayor

ABERDEEN – Allegations of racial discrimination and retaliation stemming from cooperation in Mayor Maurice Howard’s embezzlement investigation were key complaints included in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of former Aberdeen City Clerk Jackie Benson against her former employer.

The lawsuit was filed Oct. 20 by Tupelo attorney Jim Waide in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi’s Aberdeen Division. The City of Aberdeen and Howard, in his individual capacity, were named in the lawsuit, which demands a jury trial.

The complaint states, “The new administration, which took office in July 2020, had an agenda for ridding the city of white employees and replacing them with black employees.”

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