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USJury awards $11.4M in racial bias case against Michigan

16:16  10 september  2019
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Dallas County DA’s Office Disqualified From Austin Shuffield Case

Dallas County DA’s Office Disqualified From Austin Shuffield Case A district judge has disqualified the Dallas County District Attorney's office from a case that caught national attention earlier this year amid allegations of bias. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncIn a statement released by former Deep Ellum bartender Austin Shuffield’s attorneys, Scott Palmer and Rebekah Perlstein said they filed a motion to disqualify the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office due to the “bias” shown during the prosecution of the case.

Jury awards husband and wife prison employees $ 11 . 4 M in racial discrimination case . The jury found that a female probation officer was discriminated LANSING – An all-white jury in Genesee County awarded $ 11 . 4 million Monday to two black Corrections Department workers in a case alleging racial

Tuesday's case tests the constitutionality of widespread rules that bar courts from examining evidence of racial bias in jury deliberations. It's only the second week of oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court and already the justices are on their third case involving race and the criminal justice system.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury has awarded $11.4 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Attorney Jon Marko says Lisa Griffey was a probation officer who was racially harassed by white co-workers. She says they called her "mammy" and the "black one."

Marko says her husband, Cedric Griffey, who was a deputy prison warden, was retaliated against because of his wife's legal challenge. A Genesee County jury found Lisa Griffey was subjected to a hostile work environment and suffered an adverse employment action because of her race.

The jury on Monday said Cedric Griffey also suffered. The trial lasted six weeks.

The attorney general's office, which defended the Corrections Department at trial, says an appeal is likely.

Federal prosecutors say Boston Calling case was ‘properly charged’.
Federal prosecutors have countered two former City Hall aides convicted of extortion last month who are calling for acquittal or a new trial, asserting the pair’s arguments are lacking and that the case was “properly charged.” © David L Ryan/Globe Staff Kenneth Brissette left Federal Court after the verdict on Aug. 7. Timothy Sullivan and Kenneth Brissette, formerly two top aides to Boston Mayor Martin J.

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