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Stratford BOE Being Sued

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Stratford Board of Education Members Sued by Dr. Uyi Osunde

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT

MICHAEL HENRICK, in his individual and official capacities; SEAN KENNEDY, in his individual and official capacities; KRISTEN BEDELL, in her individual and official capacities; WILLIAM O’BRIEN, in his individual and official capacities; and STRATFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION

In the lawsuit Dr. Uyi Osunde, the Superintendent for Stratford Public Schools, is asserting his statutory and constitutional rights under federal and state law to oppose and enjoin the unlawful discriminatory and retaliatory actions taken against him by the Stratford Board of Education and the members of the Stratford Board of Education affiliated with the Republican party who have acted under color of state law to:

(a) discriminate against Dr. Osunde because of race, and

(b) retaliate against Dr. Osunde for partisan political reasons and, because Dr. Osunde opposed discrimination based on race and engaged in constitutionally protected speech.

Motivated by unlawful reasons, Defendants (Henrick, Kennedy, O’Brien, Bedell) have abused their authority and kept Dr. Osunde on “administrative leave” for months while they have wasted taxpayer funds pursuing a specious “investigation” against Dr. Osunde.

Defendants have also manufactured, publicly disclosed, and/or ratified, numerous pretextual justifications for their continued refusal to allow Dr. Osunde to return to work and to continue their discriminatory and retaliatory investigation against Dr. Osunde.

Defendants have violated Plaintiff’s statutory and constitutional rights under federal and state law, and caused significant harm to Plaintiff. Defendants should be enjoined from continuing to violate Plaintiff’s rights and held accountable for their actions.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Dr. Osunde has been unfairly treated and deserves justice. This stigma, undeserved as it is, will follow him wherever he goes I’m the future. The way they have hounded him is shameful.

  2. Dr. Osunde has been cleared by the legal system. I wasn’t aware that the BOE is a higher power. Absolutely disgusting how they have treated him.

  3. I didn’t read the entire writ, but it sounds like it could be an interesting trial by jury. Would be good to know all the facts.

  4. Wait until they dump their cell phones. Let’s see who rolls on who and how Team Laura and Lou’s Lackeys react. This is not some SEEC investigation.

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