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Freeport, ex-mayor win ruling in discrimination case

A jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled in favor of Freeport Village and its previous mayor in a case where a police lieutenant alleged he was passed over for the force's top job because of discrimination.

Lt. Christopher Barrella, who remains with the department, plans to appeal the decision, his Manhattan-based attorney, Amanda Fugazy, said Tuesday.

After a five-day trial in Central Islip, the jury returned with its decision in less than three hours

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