An Elgin patrol officer is suing the city and two of its employees for racial discrimination.
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Phillipp Brown, an Elgin police officer since 1996, has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the department in U.S. District Court. The lawsuit says the city failed to stop racial discrimination in the police department or remedy a racially hostile work environment. Monetary damages are identified to cover lost sick days and overtime as well as compensatory damages for “emotional harm and suffering.”