Attorney Ben Crump files lawsuit after woman claims racial discrimination at Central Florida bank

ORLANDO, Fla. — Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump is back in Central Florida on Thursday.


Crump is filing what he calls a “banking while Black” lawsuit on behalf of a 70-year-old retired teacher.

The lawsuit claims, Linda Stephens was a victim of racial discrimination at a branch of Mid-Florida Credit Union.

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The suit alleges the bank called the police on her after she expressed concern about a deposit for her mortgage that didn’t appear in her account.

Crump said the issue with the deposit was due to a bank error.

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Stephens claims, during the arrest she suffered a fractured nose.

Channel 9 is monitoring a news conference with Crump and others and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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