Philadelphia Must Face Claims Officer Harassed for BLM Support

Nov. 26, 2021, 5:22 PM

Philadelphia lost its bid to escape from a lawsuit brought by a Black former police officer because he adequately alleged that he faced a hostile work environment due to his race and his public support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a federal court in Pennsylvania said.

Bryan Turner alleges he was disciplined for his social media posts expressing support for BLM, criticism of the Fraternal Order of Police president’s anti-BLM statements, and disapproval of the police department’s initial failure to terminate and arrest another officer who shot an unarmed Black man in the back. Turner says other current and ...

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