An engineer plant control worker brought suit against a municipality and three of its officers in a 2014 matter.

Ronald C. Coleman Sr. of New Orleans filed a lawsuit against the Orleans Parish Sheriff Office; Marlin Glusman; Robert Martin; and J. Ursin in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana on May 26 citing civil rights violation in an August 2014 matter.

The suit states that the plaintiff, an employee of the defendant, was dispatched to investigate a building issue on Aug. 4, 2014. According to the complaint, while Coleman maneuvered his maintenance vehicle to unload an 18-foot ladder for the task, Deputy Chief J. Ursin harassed him for blocking his vehicle in the parking lot without allowing Coleman to explain; allegedly uttering racial epithets, verbally assaulting him, and collecting his information in order to report him.

Coleman requests declaratory, injunctive and equitable relief plus punitive monetary damages in compensation for the defendant’s unlawful employment practices and retaliation against him because of his race/color. Citing mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, stress and anxiety, emotional pain and suffering, he seeks damages, pre-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, and court costs, he is self-represented at this time.

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana Case 2:15-cv-01757-ILRL-KWR

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