Court rejects black Lansing Police officer's racial discrimination claims
Herman Jones and Todd Williams sued the City of Lansing alleging a hostile work environment and race discrimination. Jones' claim was dismissed and he appealed. The Court, including Henry Saad who, in the memory of living Sequoias, has never voted in favor of a plaintiff litigant, summarily concluded that Jones had not produced enough evidence to go to a jury. Although the so-called Curry Report--an investigation of the Lansing Police Department ordered by the Department of Civil Rights--found evidence of racial discrimination in the Department, the appellate judges concluded there wasn't enough evidence for a reasonable juror to conclude that Jones had been subjected to a hostile work environment or racially discriminatory treatment.