Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Two St. Louis Sheriff's Deputies Suing After Noose Incident

Two St. Louis Sheriffs Deputies have filed a lawsuit after a noose was found hanging in a City Court building last year. The two Deputies, Pat Hill and Jacques Hughes, decided to file suit as a last resort, after other efforts to find a resolution were either ignored or rebuffed.

The noose hanging did not occur in a vacuum. It appears to be part of a pattern of problems within the Sheriffs Department and in City government overall. The City has been racially divided for decades, but City government in particular has a racial divide, a divide recently put on display with the recent demotion (and resignation) of the Fire Chief.

Hear a recent interview with Deputy Hughes, from the radio news station KMOX.


Host Paul Harris talks with deputy Jacques Hughes about the lawsuit he and deputy Pat Hill filed over a noose hung near the holding cells in the St. Louis courthouse, which they claim created a racially hostile work environment.

Listen To Interview

Read more on this story from St. Louis' NBC affiliate KSDK TV.

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