Florida city’s first Black female firefighter sues after mural depicts her as white

Florida city’s first Black female firefighter sues after mural depicts her as white

Latosha Clemons, deputy fire chief in Boynton Beach, Fla., aims “to redress the defamatory statement made regarding her race” in the mural’s depiction of her face.

In her complaint, Clemons alleges that she approved the use of a proposed picture when the City Art Commission authorized the mural in 2019. “Come June 3, 2020, when the mural was unveiled, it did not reflect Clemons as the Black member of the city fire department. Instead, it was altered and reflected her as a White member of the city Fire Department,” according to CNN

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