A black Los Angeles police officer has won a jury verdict of $1.2 million in damages in a racial discrimination and harassment suit against the LAPD.  Officer Earl Wright, a 23 year veteran, was subjected to a series of offensive racist acts and statements during the course of his employment.  Eventually, anxiety and high blood pressure from the hostile work environment caused him to be hospitalized and out of work for seven months.  The jury's verdict awarded Wright $600,000 for both his past and future emotional distress.

Source: Laist

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