Nebraska Prison Guards Who Lost Race Lawsuit to Appeal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Five Nebraska prison guards who sued the state, claiming a racially hostile workplace, will appeal the dismissal of their federal lawsuit.

An attorney for the black guards says that they'll take their bias case to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The 2010 lawsuit said the black guards are subject to racially
charged comments and other bias. It named several officials in the
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

A U.S. District Court judge dismissed the case earlier this
month, saying the guards' allegations didn't meet the exacting
standard required.

Assistant Attorney General Ryan Gilbride, who represented some
of the officials, has said the situation did not constitute a
hostile work environment because the plaintiffs weren't demoted or

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