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Firefighter Racial Discrimination

This is a settlement for the Discrimination lawsuit.

Atlantic City, NJ: (Mar-31-08) Ricky Williams, a former Atlantic City firefighter, brought a lawsuit against the city, accusing a former fire captain of making racist threats against him. The suit was filed in 2005, with Williams claiming that Capt., Edmund Mawhinney draped a pillowcase over his head and threatened to burn down Williams' house in 2003. Following that, Mawhinney sued for wrongful termination.

Sources close to the case stated that the two sides had reached a settlement agreement, in which the city agreed to pay nearly $200,000 to Edmund Mawhinney, resolving the lawsuit. As part of the settlement, Mawhinney denied allegations that he wore the hood or made threats. Sources stated that the settlement was reached so as to avoid the costs and risks of protracted litigation. [NEWSDAY: AC PAY $199K TO FIREMAN ACCUSED IN RACE FLAP]


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Published on Apr-1-08


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