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Jury Awards $2 Million to White Former
Ithaca Police Officer on Retaliation Claims

Oct. 25, 2012, 4:00 AM

The city of Ithaca, N.Y., must pay a white police officer $2 million after a jury found that senior officers retaliated against him after he complained of discrimination and prior retaliation, according to a judgment entered Oct. 23 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York (Miller v. Ithaca).

The jury Oct. 18 rejected Christopher Miller’s claim that the city and former Police Chief Lauren Signer discriminated against Miller on the basis of race, in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (42 U.S.C. § 1981). The jury agreed with ...