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Former Cop's Racial Discrimination Case Dismissed

Associated Press

May 18, 2011

DANVILLE, Va. — A federal judge has dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Danville police officer who claimed he was wrongly fired after shooting a dog.

The News & Advance reports U.S. District Judge Judge Jackson L. Kiser ruled last week that Officer Murrill McLean failed to provide evidence of racial discrimination.

McLean filed the lawsuit last year against Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot.

Broadfoot says McLean was fired for providing conflicting statements about the 2009 shooting, which occurred after the officer was confronted by a dog while he was serving arrest warrants.


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    GodblessTexas

    about 3 years ago

    156 Comments

    he was fired for concealing the truth in the investigation, not for his race!

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    mcjailer

    about 3 years ago

    90 Comments

    Tossing in the 'Race' card in a 'No Race Card Zone'. Someone who cries racism when they're caught lying about an incident have no place in this profession.

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    Daysend

    about 3 years ago

    902 Comments

    Race cards no longer working? Maybe thats because racisum is dead. Sterio types sure, just plain not liking someone of course. Anyhow, on another note. This was a leo heading out to bring in a bad guy. I dont know the details of the dog shooting. Or if he was In error when he shot the dog. Its just, I hate to see one less cop when so many are already being laid off. Protect and serve, but protect your jobs too. Patience goes along way.

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    Retleo

    about 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Attempted intimidation by Race Card. Glad to see that Judge Jackson was able to shut this one down in it's tracks.

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    rhood

    about 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Tax payers money wasted defending this BS.

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    alexy

    about 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Swing and a miss.

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    wiseass0282

    about 3 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Bump Robo on this one.

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    Robocop33

    about 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    If you have nothing else you throw out the race card. Seems like it often works so I understand why it is done. I am pretty certain that race was not even a passing thought in this guys firing. You lie, you get fired and deservedly so, period.

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    liljj

    about 3 years ago

    894 Comments

    Should have provide evidence of racial discrimination if you are going to file a Law suite

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