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Judge: Tulsa violated Civil Rights Act in 2010


January 26, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the city of Tulsa violated the Civil Rights Act when it retaliated against a black police officer who objected after being ordered to march in a Martin Luther King Day parade.

U.S. District Judge John Dowdell ruled in favor of Capt. Walter Busby Jr.'s retaliation claim on Thursday, calling the police department's race-based actions "repugnant," the Tulsa World reported.

The judge's decision comes more than two years after her denied the city's request to dismiss the lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act.

"Title VII makes it unlawful for an e...

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