CINCINNATI (AP) — A yearslong battle involving a longtime Cincinnati fire lieutenant who says he has faced discrimination because of his race is coming to a head in federal court.
Mark Broach, who is black, alleges two white captains in the department discriminated against him and falsely accused him of neglecting his duty on a fire because he had refused to help force another black firefighter out of the department.
Broach also accuses the city of retaliating against him for helping the other black employee by supporting his discrimination complaint against the city and then filing his own complaint.
The city and Broach's supervisors have denied the allegations.
The case is in trial in federal court in Cincinnati, and a jury is expected to begin deliberations Thursday or Friday.