In Court Today

Court Name: United States District Court
Judge Leonard D. Wexler

Date: 1/23/2017 9:30 AM
Room: 940

Case: Barrella v. Village of Freeport et al

Summary: Jury selection in retrial of race discrimination action by a white Freeport Village Police Lieutenant. In the first trial, plaintiff successfully argued that an African American mayor deliberately demoted several white officers, replacing them with less-qualified black and Hispanic candidates. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a $1.35 million verdict based on evidentiary errors.