An attorney representing the City of Montgomery and Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed asked a federal court last week to dismiss a civil lawsuit by former Montgomery Police chief Ernest Finley.

R. Randolph Neeley, an attorney representing the City of Montgomery and Reed, asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit by Finley in a filing on Wednesday.

Finley alleged in a lawsuit filed in March against the City of Montgomery and Reed that he was forced to resign “because of his race, Black, and in retaliation for his objection to intentional race discrimination by the Mayor and the City.”

Finley also said in the lawsuit that statements by the City to a local television outlet about an alleged “minor violation of the Alabama Ethics Act” were defamatory.

Finley was the chief of police at the Montgomery Police Department from 2015 to 2021.

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