Judge Tosses Ex-Police Chief's Suit Against Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A federal judge has dismissed a former Virginia police chiefs $10 million wrongful termination lawsuit saying she didnt have sufficient evidence of discrimination, conspiracy or malice.
U.S. District Judge Norman Moon said in an opinion published online Monday that he was granting a motion to dismiss because former Charlottesville police chief RaShall Brackney didnt allege sufficient facts to support her claims, The Daily Progress reported.
Brackney, the citys first black female police chief, was fired in 2021 in the wake of the deadly Unite the Right rally after three years of service. In June, she sued the city, alleging that her termination was the result of race, color and gender discrimination. She accused 10 government and police leaders of plotting to oust her, then harming her reputation in public comments. She also claimed there was a conspiracy to have her removed in violation of Virginias whistleblower statute, defamation standard, Human Rights Act and Freedom of Information Act.
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