Two L.A. policemen who shot unarmed black man sue city for racial discrimination: media

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Two L.A. policemen who shot unarmed black man sue city for racial discrimination: media

Post by Didge on Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:18 pm

Two Los Angeles police officers who shot dead an unarmed black man in 2014 are suing the city for alleged racial discrimination and retaliation after not being allowed to return to the field, the Los Angeles Times reported. Officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas killed Ezell Ford, 25, during a confrontation. They have not yet been charged, according to the Times. Ford was described by family attorneys as mentally challenged. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday, the officers accused supervisors of denying their requests to return to the field based on their race and the race of Ezell Ford, the paper reported.
Villegas is Latino and Wampler is said to be Caucasian in the suit, but department records have him listed him as Asian American, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The lawsuit also says that the officers have been denied transfers, overtime and promotions because of their race, and that they have faced retaliation after they filed complaints over racial discrimination with state regulators in 2015, the paper said.


http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/two-l-a-policemen-who-shot-unarmed-black-man-sue-city-for-racial-discrimination-media/
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