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Monday, October 18, 2010

ACLU Sues Mississippi Sheriff's Department for Firing Gay Corrections Officer

HATTIESBURG, MS -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Andre Cooley, a corrections officer for juvenile detainees with an exemplary record, who was fired when his supervisors discovered that he was gay. The lawsuit claims that Cooley's constitutional rights were violated by the Forrest County Sheriff's Department and his superior officers.


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