Police file lawsuit against Prince George's County alleging racial discrimination

Posted at 8:55 AM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 08:55:23-05

Several Prince George's County Police officers say their own department discriminates against them because of their race.

They filed a lawsuit on Wednesday calling for changes in leadership and practices within the department.

Former Corporal Michael Brown was fired after pulling his gun out during an altercation in DC. He says the department treated him more harshly because of his race,

"This attack on me by a corrupt administration was unfair. One of the biggest issues regarding the Prince George's County Police Department is discipline when it comes to white officers and minorities."

The lawsuit also says the department retaliated against officers who complained about bias. A police spokeswoman couldn't comment on the pending lawsuit.