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Spanish Daily Journal
     July 10, 2019      #55-191 sdj 0
 
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Ex-Kankakee cop sues city  

KANKAKEE — A former Kankakee police officer is suing the city and his former boss, alleging they violated his free-speech rights to post on social media.

In a federal civil rights lawsuit filed late last month, former Officer Michael Shreffler said he violated no city policies with his social media posts. He argued he was ultimately fired for exercising his First Amendment rights.

Shreffler, who is white, also said he was the victim of racial discrimination. He said his superiors twisted his comments as racist.

In an interview, Shreffler said the charge of racism was ...

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