EEOC Rules in Favor of Fired Trooper

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Michael McField, of Horn Lake, was one of two troopers who spoke publicly about alleged discrimination in the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. He was fired in July for alleged insubordination and unprofessional conduct.

The EEOC recommended Tuesday that McField get back wages from July 2009 and $50,000 in damages.

But Department of Public Commissioner Steve Simpson told The Clarion-Ledger that he does not intend to reinstate McField.

The agency is not bound by the EEOC ruling. McField says he plans to continue his appeals.


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  • by Anonymous on May 12, 2010 at 12:40 PM
    reading the reports of the actions of the troopers and the true finding of guilt of MS.... shows fact that this was kept to race only not the facts of the charges that got them fired.. in the firings of the troopers here off set the quotas of blacks to whites nice back door to win a case... I hope the state will go after them and send them away ... if you or i joe doe did this we would see stripes for a few years
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