Black Firefighter Files Lawsuit Against Portland Fire Over Racial Discrimination, Harassment

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A Black firefighter who spent the last 17 years serving his community claims he faced repeated racial discrimination, harassment, and retaliation within the Portland Fire Bureau.

The complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday seeks $1.2 million in damages – accusing the City of Portland of discriminating against Jason Wilson “based on his race, his opposition to unlawful discrimination, and his reports of unlawful conduct.”

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