A jury has sided with the South Burlington Police Department in a racial discrimination lawsuit.
Reverend Rico Diamond was seeking an unspecified amount of money, claiming police discriminated against him because of his race. Three years ago, police took $5,300 from him during a raid at a South Burlington hotel room. Cops suspected the money might be from a drug deal, but it was later returned to Diamond.
The judge said Officer Jack O'Connor was wrong for taking the money, but the jury ruled O'Connor's actions were NOT racist.
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