Lynette Drawn-Williamson, former Shuman Juvenile Detention Center deputy sues county for racial discrimination

Allegheny County and several top officials suspended the former deputy director of the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center in 2013 because she's black, and then forced her resignation after she filed a discrimination complaint, the Lincoln-Lemington woman contends in a federal lawsuit filed Friday.

Lynette Drawn-Williamson worked at Shuman for more than 18 years, the lawsuit says. She is suing the county, the center, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald and County Manager William McKain.

A county spokeswoman declined comment.

Former director William T. "Jack" Simmons, left, and former deputy director Lynette Drawn-Williamson
McKain suspended her in March 2013 for five days for failing to report to county police an incident between a staff member and a juvenile, even though there was no policy requiring such a report, the lawsuit says.

A white employee who had been responsible for investigating the incident wasn't disciplined and all of the other employees disciplined were black, the lawsuit says......

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