Black police officers in Darby Borough file racial discrimination suit

    A federal lawsuit filed by two black former Darby Borough, Pa. police officers claims racial discrimination. The suit names several white police officers and their supervisors created a hostile and life-threatening work environment.

    A federal lawsuit filed by two black former Darby Borough, Pa. police officers claims racial discrimination.

    The suit names several white police officers and their supervisors created a hostile and life-threatening work environment.

    The lawsuit accuses white officers of failing to back up their black co-workers in dangerous situations. And in one altercation, a white officer pointed a gun at the head of former officer Patrick Ojong, a plaintiff in the case.

    Gregg Zeff is Ojong’s attorney. Zeff says racial discrimination is more common than some might think.

    Zeff: The law enforcement field in particular, its one of the last vestiges of the good ol’ boy network and anyone who really looks down upon anyone that is not the same color and sex that they are.

    The lawsuit accuses borough police and officials of racial discrimination against elected constable Curtis Stockley. Stockley says the borough has failed to send him any work because he’s black. Darby Borough officials could not be reached for comment.

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