Black federal agent alleges smear campaign after lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) — A supervisor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle says in a lawsuit she was the target of a smear campaign after she sued over racial harassment by a co-worker with a Nazi tattoo. The Seattle Times reports Cheryl Bishop said court papers that the accused supervisor sent a mass email defending himself and repeating racist tropes days after the first suit ended in a $450,000 settlement in November 2019. Bishop is a Black senior supervisory special agent. She says the agency repeatedly failed to discipline Bradley Devlin. He is now retired and declined to comment, but has previously said their conflict was based on personality rather than race.