The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 3rd, 2014
The U.S. Justice Department has sued a community college in Arizona,
asserting that it twice denied a promotion to a campus police officer
because of his military service. The department filed the complaint in
the U.S. District Court in Arizona, it announced on Friday.
According to the lawsuit, Timothy Stoner, a member of the Arizona
National Guard who also served deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, was
denied the same promotion twice, to police corporal at Pima Community
College, in 2010 and 2013. One of the two college officials who decided
not to pick Mr. Stoner for the post showed an antimilitary bias,
according to the suit. The college has investigated Mr. Stoner’s case,
the lawsuit states, with the investigator finding in his favor and
recommending that he be promoted to the position.