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Updated: 05/17/2017 09:26:11AM

Sarasota County conducting racial slur probe

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By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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Sarasota County officials are investigating a complaint from the Teamster’s union contending a supervisor made racist statements to some minority employees, resulting in two of them transferring out of the department.

The county acknowledges receiving a written complaint alleging Roy Lessig, a stormwater utility supervisor, repeatedly made racist comments about minorities for more than a year.

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