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Fired Suburban Chicago Police Chief Files a Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination

Former Flossmoor Police Chief Jerel Jones on Monday filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the village of racial discrimination, just days after he was ousted.

On Thursday, Flossmoor Mayor Michelle Nelson said the village was “parting ways” with Jones because of his performance, but Jones’ lawsuit accuses the village of a pattern of racially discriminatory behavior.

Days earlier, hundreds of Jones’ supporters packed the Flossmoor Village Hall last week, demanding answers over the possibility of his ouster.

Read the source article at CBS News

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