Saturday, February 19, 2022
Law.com, Police Officer Sues University of Illinois Chicago Law School Over Faculty's 'Discriminatory' Emails About Law Enforcement:
John Cannon, a police officer who graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law in August, has filed a complaint against his alma mater alleging discrimination and emotional distress over emails school officials allegedly sent disparaging law enforcement.
The complaint, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois County Department, Law Division on Feb. 9, also names former Dean Darby Dickerson, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tania Luma, Assistant Dean for Student Life and Leadership Jennifer Pope and professor Wesley Townsend as defendants. ...
According to the 97-page complaint, the events allegedly began to unfold in May 2020 following the murder of George Floyd by white police officers. Cannon, who is white, alleges the university allowed the dissemination of emails that discriminated against white police officers.