Former St. Louis corrections commissioner Gene Stubblefield says his termination in 2012 was racially motivated. On Monday, he filed an employment discrimination complaint in federal court under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Mayor Francis Slay had removed Stubblefield from his post in 2011 after a series of jailbreaks and financial trouble in the corrections department.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson had been the mayor's operations director at that time. He investigated the management at the jail and reported several problems.
The city's Civil Service Commission upheld Stubblefield's firing the next year.
Stubblefield claims he was wrongly accused and says white city employees haven't been fired for similar misconduct.