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Ithaca Police Officer’s Retaliation Claim Needs Fourth Trial

Dec. 18, 2018, 6:42 PM

The city of Ithaca, N.Y., will get another chance to defend claims that it unfairly disciplined a white office for complaining about discrimination, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Dec. 18.

Christopher Miller was awarded $2 millionby a jury in October 2012 during his first trial against the city and other parties.

After two more jury trials, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in September 2016 entered an amended judgment in Miller’s favor. It awarded him $220,000 from the city, $30,000 from the police chief, and $10,000 and $1, respectively, ...

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