Lawsuit: Correctional officer trainee fired for wearing 'Black Lives Matter' shirt after others wore 'Police Lives Matter' shirts

SEATTLE — A newly hired correctional officer was fired by the Washington state Department of Corrections after wearing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt to work in response to several other officers wearing “Police Lives Matter” shirts, according to a federal lawsuit. Enow-Tambong Agbor-Baiyee sued the DOC in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on Saturday, alleging his firing constitutes racial discrimination and retaliation. Agbor-Baiyee, who is Black, was hired in May as an on-call correctional officer at Airway Heights Corrections Center in Spokane County, and started a s…

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