Lange, the suspended Director of Public Safety in Benton Harbor, has filed a suit against the city and its Emergency Manager. It claims Tony Saunders fired former Deputy Director of Public Safety Robert OBrien and Captain Dan Unruh over race. According to our news gathering partners at NewsCenter 16 court documents claim Lange was falsely suspended as Director of Public Safety for not undergoing firefighter training, which the suit claims was not a requirement of his contract. Lange has sent a letter to the Michigan State Treasurer and Governor detailing the actions of Saunders calling them "illegal and unethical." The suit seeks economic and emotional distress and exemplary damages, as well as attorney fees. It also asks Lange be reinstated to his position as Director of Public Safety.
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