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Officer sues city over discrimination

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 20 2012 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 21 2012 04:39:59 AM CDT

An Allentown police officer is suing the city claiming discrimination.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

An Allentown police officer is suing the city, claiming discrimination.

Officer Leif Henry has been with the department since 1998.

In a lawsuit filed Monday, Henry says he was discriminated against and ordered to do demeaning work because he's Hispanic.

He claims he was retaliated against because of a medical condition as well.

Allentown Police Chief Roger MacLean is also named in the suit.

The city says it hasn't been served with the complaint yet so it has no comment.