MONMOUTH COUNTY – A discrimination suit against the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has been tossed by the judge, citing no substantial evidence to claims of discrimination in the workplace.
In March 2016, now-retired detective Daniel Baldwin filed a lawsuit against the MCPO and Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni claiming that he was passed over for a promotion because he is African American.
US District Judge Freda L. Wolfson threw out the lawsuit on May 29, 2019, stating that Baldwin “fails to substantiate his claims with objective evidence.”
Baldwin filed the suit eight months before his retirement.
According to the lawsuit, Baldwin claims that his race was the reason he was denied the promotion to sergeant, which was given to “lesser qualified” white men.
In a written opinion, Wolfson states that Baldwin’s accusations are not based on fact but rather on “his own subjective beliefs and opinions.”