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JPD Officers Sues the Mayor and Police Chief for Discrimination

Former and current Jackson Police Department officers have accused Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and Police Chief James Davis of abuse of office, infringement of civil rights, fostering a poor work environment, and discrimination in a lawsuit that attorney Abby Johnson filed last week at the Southern District of Mississippi District Court. It was first reported Thursday by WJTV.

#One of the 21 plaintiffs, Uconda Carter, accused Davis of wrongful termination purportedly on the accusation that she released the mugshot of an officer, Mark Coleman, arrested earlier in the year, to the media.

“Furthermore, Plaintiff Uco[n]da Carter will show the original termination letter from chief James Davis where it appears that a committee recommended for her to receive 30 days off but liquid white-out was placed over it and the words ‘terminated’ (put) in its place,” the suit alleged. “As such Plaintiff Carter damages include showing other male officers whom when accused of greater weighing matters were not terminated and are still on JPD officers force to this date.”

Read the source article at News | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

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