FRESNO (AP) — A black police captain is suing Fresno, saying its police chief racially discriminated against him.
Capt. Al Maroney’s lawsuit filed last week says police Chief Jerry Dyer reassigned him for lodging complaints beginning in 2007.
Maroney objected to being reassigned because of his son’s medical needs and the time required for his new assignment. The suit says reassignment resulted in a loss of status and esteem among his peers.
The Fresno Bee said the chief sent Maroney to the predominantly black southwest Fresno area because, in the chief’s words, he would be a “great blend.”