A FORMER Philadelphia prosecutor who was fired two years ago for allegedly lying about an internal leak claims she was terminated because of her race.
M.K. Feeney was let go in June 2011 after working 15 years as an assistant district attorney. Feeney, who is white, claims District Attorney Seth Williams, who is black, routinely treated nonwhite employees better than white employees, according to a civil complaint filed in federal court on May 20.
In the complaint, Feeney claims that before she was fired, she was questioned about accessing the expunged criminal record of a black prosecutor - on which the Daily News reported. She claims that she and other prosecutors saw the colleague's record but that she did not access it or leak it to the media. A few weeks after being interrogated, Feeney claims, she was told she was being terminated for being "untruthful" in the interview.