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C.O. sues for racial discrimination

Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 16:21:13-05

LANSING, Mich. — A corrections officer at a state prison in Jackson County claims he was demoted after he reported a co-worker for calling him the "N-word."

Michael Doss is black and is suing the Department of Corrections in state court.

Doss claims the incident happened during a discussion about him possibly being promoted to Deputy Warden of the Parnall Correctional Facility.

According to the lawsuit, a co-worker said, "I don't want a 'N-word' for a boss."

Doss claims he was demoted from Captain to Lieutenant, passed over for promotions, and shunned by his co-workers since the incident.

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