Lawsuit Against KC District for Discrimination

6 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Friday, March 07 2014 Mar 7, 2014 Friday, March 07, 2014 12:02:00 PM CST March 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former employee of Kansas City's downtown entertainment district alleges in a lawsuit that the district's owners and others created disturbances so they could eject black patrons from the area.

Glen Cusimano, a former security liaison for the Power & Light district, alleges in his lawsuit that Cordish Companies and others engaged in several racially discriminatory practices.

He says he was ordered to have white men start arguments with black patrons so they would be kicked out of the area. The Kansas City Star reports Cusimano says the practice was used 20 to 30 times last summer.

Cordish, which developed the district, says the accusations are "complete fabrications" from an employee who was fired.

Cusimano is seeking $10 million in actual and punitive damages.

 

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