Ex-Police Chief Discrimination Suit Dismissed

U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen has dismissed a lawsuit by a former Bolivar police chief alleging racial discrimination related to his firing last year, the Jackson Sun reports. Bill Irons sued the city of Bolivar and city officials in December 2011 on claims, among others, of conspiracy and First Amendment retaliation after the city council voted to fire him in August 2011. Irons’ attorney, Michael G. Floyd, said he did not know yet if Irons would appeal.