NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A black Connecticut prison employee is suing the state Department of Corrections alleging she was suspended without pay for complaining about a corrections officer displaying a Confederate flag in his vehicle.
Carla Moore alleges in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut Monday that she was suspended without pay for one day after telling superiors she felt the flag was becoming a “permanent fixture” in the parking lot.
The complaint says Moore was allegedly confronted by a white supervisor “in a physically threatening manner, screaming and pointing at her.”
She said she was later suspended for one day, a punishment she considered to be retaliation.
A telephone message was left with the Department of Corrections seeking comment.
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