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January 2013

Obtained Judgment As A Matter Of Law On Behalf Of A City And Its Chief Of Police

Obtained judgment as a matter of law on behalf of a city and its chief of police in a race discrimination suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.  Plaintiff alleged that he was disciplined more harshly than officers of a different race.  The Court held that under the particular form of municipal government, the chief was not an policy-maker regarding employment matters, and that plaintiff was not constructively discharged and suffered no adverse employment action.