St. Louis Discrimination Suit

1 decade 1 year 4 weeks ago Tuesday, July 17 2007 Jul 17, 2007 Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:23:29 PM CDT July 17, 2007 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice is suing St. Louis County for racial discrimination. The Justice Department filed the suit Tuesday, alleging that the suburban Robertson Fire Protection District practiced racial discrimination and retaliation against black former fire inspectors. The suit alleges that former inspectors Ephraim Woods Jr. and Lamont Downer were demoted in June 2004 because of their race, and because they had filed charges of racial discrimination and retaliation against the department with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A man at the fire department said only the assistant fire chief could comment on the suit, and he was not available late Tuesday.

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