UD sued by police officer over COVID-19 protocols, his dismissal
UD sued by police officer over COVID-19 protocols, his dismissal

UD sued by police officer over COVID-19 protocols, his dismissal

A former University of Delaware police officer has accused the school and its police chief, Patrick Ogden, of racial discrimination, claiming he was fired after shouting at his superiors to risk officers’ health during the peak of the 2020 pandemic, according to a lawsuit. filed in federal court.

Raushan Rich was charged with insubordination, a disciplinary violation of the department, when he expressed disagreement with the university’s COVID-19 protocol, which required police officers to transport COVID-19-positive students to quarantine, according to the case.

He claims he was disciplined when other white employees were not, according to the trial.

A spokesman for the university said it did not comment on ongoing lawsuits. Rich and his lawyer did not comment either.

In August 2020, after students returned to campus for the fall semester, the university established quarantine housing for all students on campus who tested positive for COVID-19.

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