CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jurors are hearing closing arguments in the case of a longtime Cincinnati fire lieutenant who accuses the department of "institutional racism" and claims he was discriminated against for refusing to force out another black firefighter.
The firefighter's attorney has told the federal jurors that a day after the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, they can make sure laws against race discrimination and retaliation are upheld. He represents Lt. Mark Broach, who is black.
After attorneys for the city deliver their arguments, jurors will deliberate Thursday.
Broach says two white fire captains falsely accused him of neglecting his duty on a fire, and that the city retaliated for his support of another black firefighter.
The city denies the allegations. Broach seeks monetary damages.