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St. Louis Police Sergeant wins settlement over reverse discrimination

St. Louis Police Sergeant David Bonenberger is speaking out about his reverse discrimination lawsuit victory against the St. Louis Police Department.

Bonenberger was awarded $620,000 in punitive damages after he was passed over for a department job. He said supervisors told him he shouldn't bother applying for the position, because it was going to be awarded to a black female.

After three years of court battle, Bonenberger says he's happy to have the incident behind him. "Absolute relief it's finally over and I have finally be vindicated," says Bonenberger. "All along their contention was that I was a dishonest liar, fabricating the entire thing."

Bonenberger says he is absolutely concerned about retaliation from within the department, but he has no plans on leaving. 

 

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