DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Two black Michigan State Police troopers who won a $5.2 million racial discrimination lawsuit in 2013 are suing again, saying they’ve faced retaliation.
Darzeil Hall says he’s been subjected to petty and personal attacks, a lowered performance review score and two baseless internal investigations. Lamarr Johnson says he’s been unfairly denied promotion attempts.
The troopers are based in the Detroit area. Since 2014, their attorney Leonard Mungo has filed eight lawsuits in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of troopers who say they were treated unfairly and that race or gender was the motivating factor.
State police director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue told the Detroit Free Press she strongly rejects “unconfirmed allegations” and says state police wouldn’t discriminate or retaliate. The agency is appealing the 2013 verdict.
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