Ex-trooper files discrimination suit

Ex-trooper files discrimination suit

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A former Utah Highway Patrol trooper filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming he was fired because he's Polynesian.

According to the Deseret News, Stanley Fieeiki was fired after he was convicted of simple assault in connection with a domestic violence incident involving his wife. However, he claimed other troopers involved in similar incidents were only reprimanded or suspended -- and that his race was a factor in the decision to fire him.

He is now suing the Utah Highway Patrol.

A UHP spokesman said Fieeiki's claim has not yet been reviewed.

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