A Black ex-sheriff's deputy is suing a White ex-supervisor and is alleging years of racist treatment

A Black police officer says he was subject to “민족적 우월감,” “bigotry” 과 “차별” at the hands of a White supervisor for more than five years, a lawsuit says.

In a lawsuit filed last week in the US District court of Wyoming, Jamin Johnson said he left the Albany County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) 에 2017 after years ofintolerableracism from former Cpl. Christian Handley.
CNN has reached out to Handley for comment multiple times.
      Byron Oedekoven, executive director with the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, said in an email to CNN that the organization does not comment on pending litigation.
        Johnson joined the ACSO in 2007 and Handley joined the department in 2011, according to the suit. 에서 2011 ...에 2014 the officers worked together and Handley, “began to engage in overt and abhorrent racism against Mr. 존슨, the only Black officer at the ACSO,” 소송은 말했다.
          Handley, 소송은 말했다, repeatedly used racial slurs, calling Johnson an***er” 그리고 “jigaboo.Handley would frequently have thesame comments about Black people in the community (including arrestees),” the suit said.
          으로 2014, Handley was promoted to Corporal and was Johnson’s direct supervisor, [object Window]. That’s when, 소송은 말한다, Handley’s commentsbecame even more blatant.
          On one occasion, Handley drove past Johnson’s home while Johnson was walking outside of his housewith his wife and childrenwhen Handley shouted, “‘mother f**king n***er!'” the suit said.
          According to the suit, Handley also subjected Johnson to a series ofsham disciplinaryactions that ultimately led to Johnson’s resignation.
          Johnson resigned on August 2, 2017, according to the suit.
          Handley was fired last year following an internal investigation led by Wyoming’s first Black sheriff, Aaron Applehans, [object Window].
          Sheriff Appelhans also confirmed the investigation to CNN in a phone call.
          조사에서 발견 “vile and unforgivable racism carried out by Mr. Handley that ultimately forced Mr. Johnson out of his dream job,” the suit said. Handley wasterminated” 잠시 후, the court document says. Sheriff Appelhans confirmed in a phone call to CNN that the department terminated Handley in March 2021.
          We don’t condone that behavior here, we’re always going to continue to have a workplace that’s welcoming to everyone,” Sheriff Appelhans said in a phone call to CNN.
          As long as I’m here, we’ll make that one of our top priorities. There’s no place for that behavior in law enforcement,” Sheriff Appelhans added.
          Johnson is asking for a trial and compensation that includes punitive damages as well as legal fees, according to the suit.
          An attorney for Johnson said in a statement to CNN, “Jamin Johnson looks forward to confronting Mr. Handley in court and exposing the racism he endured.The attorney also said in a phone call to CNN that Johnson was uncomfortable at the time of his resignation to come forward and speak out about the racist attacks.
            I did not have the confidence that the leadership of the agency at that time would hear what I had to say,” Johnson told CNN in a phone call.
            “런던 싱어송라이터 게리 브루커, I was utterly defeated, I felt completely destroyed and like I had no voice,” Johnson added. “I felt like my credibility had been stolen from me, I really had nothing left in my tank.

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