SEATTLE (AP) — A supervisor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle says in a lawsuit she was the goal of a smear marketing campaign after she sued over racial harassment by a co-worker with a Nazi tattoo.
Cheryl Bishop, a senior supervisory particular agent who’s Black, mentioned court docket papers that after her discrimination lawsuit settled for $450,000, the accused supervisor despatched an electronic mail to 150 individuals defending himself and reiterating lots of the identical racist tropes and allegations towards Bishop, the Seattle Occasions reported.
The company repeatedly did not self-discipline Bradley Devlin or rein in his racist habits, permitting him to really feel he may lash out once more, the lawsuit claims.
Devlin has a “German Eagle SS Lightning bolt” tattoo he says he bought infiltrating a white supremacist biker gang in Ohio. He has mentioned in court docket paperwork he isn’t racist and described their battle as based mostly on persona.
Devlin was the bureau’s resident agent in cost in Eugene, Oregon. He has since retired and declined remark to the newspaper on the brand new lawsuit. An ATF spokeswoman additionally declined remark.
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