North Miami Police Department Sergeant Patrick McNally has filed an employment-discrimination lawsuit claiming he was passed over for promotion to commander because he is white, the Miami New Times reports.
The lawsuit claims Sgt. McNally is a “white, U.S.-born police sergeant who was passed over for a promotion to commander, for which he was qualified, in favor of three (Haitian, Hispanic, and African-American) sergeants.”
Sgt. McNally’s lawsuit is the latest chaos in the troubled law enforcement department.
The police chief who McNally claimed passed him over, Gary Eugene, was fired in the fallout after Officer Jonathan Aledda shot a black behavioral therapist for an autistic man. The incident became a nationwide scandal after graphic cell phone evidence of the shooting was released.
Last month, the Miami New Times mocked the “running list” of those complaining about anti-white or anti-male discrimination.
“Claiming ‘anti-white’ discrimination is silly. (Same goes for ‘anti-male’ bias.) But it’s especially silly in Miami, where much of the population is Latino and has exactly zero tolerance for bigoted white folks,” the New Times noted. “Still, that hasn’t stopped a whole bunch of dummies from claiming that ‘anti-white’ or ‘anti-male’ bias is ruining their lives.”