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Officer's mosque suit adds city, chief
A Tulsa police captain who refused to require that some of his subordinates attend a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at a mosque added the city of Tulsa and Police Chief Chuck Jordan as defendants in his federal lawsuit Wednesday.
Capt. Paul Fields filed the complaint Feb. 23 against Deputy Chief Daryl Webster, claiming that Webster retaliated against him for the "exercise of his First Amendment Rights" and singled out Fields for disparate treatment.
The lawsuit was filed two days after Fields was "temporarily transferred" from the Police Department's Riverside Division to another patrol shift at the Mingo Valley Division.
The Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was held at an Islamic Society of Tulsa mosque March 4 to give the group a chance to show its appreciation for police officers' response to a recent threat against it.
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