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Tarrytown Cops Sued For Racial Discrimination By Colleague

A Tarrytown Police officer is suing two of his colleagues for racial discrimination.
A Tarrytown Police officer is suing two of his colleagues for racial discrimination. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- A Tarrytown police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against two other village cops alleging he was criminally prosecuted because of his race while transgressions by white officers were overlooked, according to LoHud.com.

Officer Derrick Purdie's suit alleges he was repeatedly told to resign his position during a meeting with Chief  Scott Brown in April, and if he refused to do so, he would be charged with felony criminal mischief for reportedly breaking the lock on the office door of  Lt. Donald McGee, LoHud.com reported.

Purdie also alleges Brown and McGee had a locksmith charge more than $250 to repair the lock in order to procure the felony charge, LoHud.com said.

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