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Only Black Police Officer Fired, He Filed Discrimination Lawsuit

After the only black patrol officer in Easley, South Carolina was terminated, he filed a federal lawsuit accusing the police department of racial discrimination, harassment, workplace hostility, mistreating a police dog and wrongful termination.

Deonta L. Brinston, a 37-year-old Anderson County resident who worked in law enforcement for 12 years, filed the federal lawsuit against the City of Easley, Interim Police Chief Lane Byers and Captain Jeremy Miller on Oct. 19. The lawsuit was first reported by the Greenville News last week.

In addition to the lawsuit, Brinston is seeking an emergency injunctive release for a police dog named Lu that he fears is being mistreated by the city.

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