BOSTON (CBS) – Former Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White is claiming gender and race discrimination in his termination.
White was relieved of his job following an investigation into domestic violence allegations against him by his ex-wife from the 1990s.READ MORE: 7-Month-Old With Rare Genetic Condition Sent Home From Hospital For The First Time Since Being Born
New filings from White in court claim that the city and Acting Mayor Kim Janey discriminated against White by saying he was improperly vetted, despite his vetting being the same as those of former, mostly white, police commissioners.READ MORE: Market Basket Worker Hoping To Spread Kindness Helps Veteran Pay For Groceries
“He is a Black man, falsely accused of crimes, not given a fair trial or hearing, and then convicted, or terminated which is the equivalent here. This reflects an ugly pattern in our country. The investigation was biased,” said Nick Carter, White’s attorney .MORE NEWS: Keller @ Large: Some Republicans Ramp Up Appeals To Get Vaccinated, But Not So Much In Massachusetts
In a statement, Mayor Janey says she is “focused on the leading the city and police department forwards and has no comment on pending litigation.”