BREAKING NEWS: City wins discrimination suit

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 5, 2008

By Staff
The City of Brewton on Wednesday successfully fended off a lawsuit filed by Brewton police chief candidate Donnie Nunley.
Nunley had charged in U.S. District Court in Mobile that city leaders in 2005 did not choose him for the police chief job because of his age and race.
"We knew the procedure we went through was correct," Mayor Ted Jennings said Wednesday afternoon.
The City of Brewton had been charged with discrimination based on age and race, and two council members – Henry Uptagraaft and Cary Barton – had been sued for discrimination on the basis of race. All of the defendants were cleared by the jury.
Jennings said Nunley and his attorneys had offered to settle the case, but the city wanted to go to trial.
"We knew we had done nothing wrong, and we felt that would send the wrong message," Jennings said.
For more details on the case, see Sunday's edition of The Brewton Standard.

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