Wyoming’s first African American Sheriff Aaron Appelhans fired his deputy after a federal lawsuit from a Black employee claimed years of racist name-calling.
It led the employee to quit the force.
In the lawsuit, Albany County Patrol Sgt. Christian Handley reportedly drove past Cpl. Jamin Johnson’s house while Johnson and his wife were leaving their home.
Handley yelled a profanity and the N-word.
The lawsuit alleges Handley later apologized not for the insulting words, but for doing it in front of Johnson’s family.
It also alleges that Handley used racial slurs toward African-American citizens he came in contact with on the job, including four University of Wyoming students whom he once pulled over.