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State officials say Binghamton Police were not engaged in racism against fellow officer

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- The New York State Division of Human Rights says there is "no probable cause" to believe Binghamton Police Officers engaged in discriminatory practices against a veteran officer.

The divisions's report says Christopher J. Hamlett filed a report against Captain John Ryan. The report says Ryan was "known to be a racist" and denied Hamlett a promotion based on race.

Hamlett also said he was not given an assignment due to his race.

The Division of Humane Rights says it has found not enough evidence for that to be the case.

The full report can be read below:

Binghamton Mayor Rich David tells 12 News that the city takes all allegations of racism seriously.

12 News reached out to Hamlett's legal counsel, but is awaiting to hear back.

Hamlett has 60 days to appeal the decision to the State Supreme Court.

12 News will have more information about this story in its 11 p.m. newscast.

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WBNG Staff

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