Black LAPD officer sues city, says white officer wrongly followed and stopped him

The Los Angeles Times Reports:

A black Los Angeles police officer is suing the city, alleging he was retaliated against after complaining that a white colleague wrongly followed and stopped him as he drove off-duty through South Los Angeles.

Lamark Ferguson said in the lawsuit that when he told the officer that he also worked for the LAPD and showed him his police identification, the officer said he needed to verify Ferguson’s employment because gang members “down here are known to impersonate LAPD.”

Ferguson joined the department in 2010, according to state police records. The other officer was not named in the lawsuit…..

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