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01/22/2016 10:51 am ET

Fired Police Chief, 2 Other Officers, Sue For Racial Discrimination

One officer said a bloody deer's tail was left on his car's windshield.
POCOMOKE CITY, MD - JULY 13: Franklin L. Savage, a member of the Pocomoke City Police Department poses for a portrait on Mond
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POCOMOKE CITY, MD - JULY 13: Franklin L. Savage, a member of the Pocomoke City Police Department poses for a portrait on Monday July 13, 2015 in Pocomoke City, MD. Former Pocomoke City police chief, Kelvin Sewell claims he was fired because he would not fire Savage and Lynell Green after they had filed EEOC complaints. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — A fired black police chief and two black officers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday, alleging the kind of Jim Crow-era racial discrimination that “most Americans would have believed unthinkable in the second decade of the 21st century.” 

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