BATON ROUGE – An African-American trooper alleges he was denied promotions because of his race.

Kevin Sulcer filed a complaint on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the state of Louisiana, through the Department of Public Safety and Correction Office of State Police that they violated the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that over the course of his 13-year career with defendant, he has been a victim of discrimination, was denied opportunities for promotions and was punished and investigated for minor violations. The plaintiff holds state of Louisiana, through the Department of Public Safety and Correction Office of State Police responsible because the defendants allegedly-subjected him to race based discrimination, harassment and retaliation for his complaint of racism.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, for such sums that are reasonable under the premises, plus interest, costs and litigation expenses. He is represented by J. Arthur Smith III of Smith Law Firm in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00167

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