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Jury rules in favor of city in APD discrimination case

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

WALB has confirmed the jury in the trial of a racial discrimination suit filed by an Albany Police officer has ruled in favor of the city.

The case centered around Brian Lavoie, a white 20 year city of Albany employee who claimed he was passed over for promotion because of his skin color. Lavoie filed the lawsuit in January of 2011.

Lavoie claims that in September 2009 Albany Police selected six people to be hired or promoted to Captain in the police department, and five of the six were African American.

In the case, Lavoie asked for more than $75,000 as compensation for lost wages, damages, and attorney fees.

The lawsuit was heard by a jury, which experts say is a rare case in federal court.

 

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