3 Ex-Philly Cops Win $10M Award in Retaliation Case

May 20, 2008

Three former Philadelphia police officers who claim retaliation for opposing workplace bias against blacks have won a $10 million jury award.

Lawyer Brian Puricelli says his three white clients were driven out of the department.

Plaintiff William McKenna says the retaliation started when he complained about the mistreatment of black colleagues and a racist comment to a motorist.

The federal court verdict gives $3 million to William McKenna, $5 million to his twin, Michael, and $2 million to Raymond Carnation. They worked in the 25th District in North Philadelphia.

City Solicitor Shelley Smith expects the award to be substantially reduced, if not overturned.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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