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A black Murfreesboro police officer accusses MPD of discrimination

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Associated Press)  --  A Tennessee police officer has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he has been harassed by fellow officers and passed over for promotions because he's black.

Murfreesboro Officer Christopher Williams says in the lawsuit against the city and Chief Michael Bowen that the department has engaged in discriminatory policies to keep African Americans from being promoted. He says no black officer has been promoted since 2014.

Williams says he's been targeted many times because of his race including a meeting where two white officers cocked a gun and aimed it at him.

An attorney says the city and chief deny all allegations in the lawsuit.