Fired jail warden sues Morgan County sheriff

Fired jail warden sues Morgan County sheriff

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A new lawsuit has been filed against Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin.

The lawsuit by former jail warden Leon Bradley claims Franklin fired him due to unlawful searches and seizures.

The lawsuit also claims Franklin used nepotism, and racial discrimination in hiring.

Bradley, who was once charged with tampering with government documents, alleges a pattern of racketeering activity and violations of the First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.

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Bradley was fired in October 2016. He had been in the post since 2003, according to the documents.

Detailed in the filing is that, during much of his employment, he received positive reviews and was never cited for policy violations. This stands out because the complaint also claims Bradley was fired for a number of violations, including improperly divulging information, which the documents tie to his involvement with an online blogger who highlighted issues within the sheriff's office.

The complaint says that Bradley became suspicious of Franklin's improper use of inmate labor, racial discrimination, inmate treatment, misappropriation of jail food funds and other allegations.

The embattled sheriff is already facing legal troubles in this case.

The entire lawsuit is posted below.

Franklin is not running for re-election.

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