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Ex-Tulsa police officer sues City for wrongful termination

Posted at 10:52 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 23:58:26-04

TULSA — Former Tulsa police officer Wayne Brown is suing the City of Tulsa and Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan for wrongful termination.

Brown was fired on Sept. 4, because of alleged racist posts on social media, according to court documents.

The nonprofit American Freedom law Center and attorney Scott Wood filed the suit, which claims the City violated Brown's constitutional rights under the First Amendment.

The lawsuit is seeking damages, attorneys’ fees and for the City to remove Brown's files related to the termination.

In a memo, Chief of Police Chuck Jordan stated that Brown was terminated because his social media postings violated the department's rules, including the oath of office, conduct unbecoming an officer and social media procedures.

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