Officer wins go well with over declare he was mocked for black ancestry

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A white US police officer who discovered he has sub-Saharan African ancestry through DNA checking out has gained a payout after claiming racial abuse.

Sergeant Cleon Brown, a police officer in Hastings, Michigan, sued the drive after alleging his colleagues racially taunted him over his DNA take a look at results.

He claims they mocked him after he found out that he used to be 18-33% “sub-Saharan African”.

Sgt Brown will now receive $65,000 (¬£FORTY NINE,000) from the town’s insurers.

The 19-yr veteran of the police force to start with sought a minimum of $500,000 in his lawsuit, consistent with US media.

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in one incident, Sgt Brown claims that he came upon a black Santa Claus figurine in his Christmas stocking with “18%” written on it.

“I call it immediately up racism,” he told WDIV-News.

This week, the town council agreed to the settlement, announcing it is going to permit Hastings “to focal point its efforts and resources on extra productive endeavours”.

“Town did not believe the lawsuit had advantage,” Town Supervisor Jeff Mansfield informed local media.

“but when comparing the cost to the associated fee and disruptive impact of shielding the case, it was in town’s highest interest to resolve the case on the terms in the mediated cost settlement.”

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