Former Ithaca Cop Wins Lawsuit
ITHACA (WENY) -- The Ithaca police officer who sued the City of Ithaca for discrimination has won his case and two-million dollars along with it.
The federal jury in the U.S. District Court in Binghamton ruled in favor of former Ithaca Police Officer Christopher Miller Thursday afternoon.
Miller sued the city of Ithaca after claiming he was denied promotions because he was white and that the city retaliated against him when he filed complaints.
According to our media partner the Star-Gazette, Ithaca's defense attorney was yelling adamently in his closing argument, calling Miller's claims ridiculous.
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick issued a response saying, "We believe this unfortunate verdict is the result of a number of serious errors. We will likely appeal and hope the appellate court will right this wrong."
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