Former police captain files discrimination lawsuit after his alleged ties to white supremacist group emerge

A retired longtime captain in the Boise Police Department who's being investigated for his alleged ties to a white supremacist group filed a discrimination suit against the city back in November, KXLY reports.

Matthew Bryngelson alleges age and disability discrimination in a complaint filed with Idaho’s Human Rights Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The complaint was filed just weeks after his alleged ties to a white supremacist group surfaced.

The complaint alleges he had been “diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety,” and that in September 2021 he became “despondent and suicidal as a result of the harassment and workplace hostility from Chief Ryan Lee.”

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In November, Bryngelson "appeared under a fake name on the speaker list for the American Renaissance Conference. The Southern Poverty Law Center says the conference draws Klansmen, neo-Nazis and other white supremacists," KXLY's report stated. "On Tuesday, the Boise City Council approved a contract with attorney Michael Bromwich to lead an investigation into Bryngelson’s tenure at the Police Department and to examine whether racism permeates through the department."

Read the full report over at KXLY.