Robinson sues Mount Rainier for $1.5 million over alleged ‘racist’ records request blowback

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A middle-aged African-American woman with gray hair and a white, short-sleeved shirt sits at a table during a meeting of some kind.

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Mount Rainier resident Charnette Robinson

Charnette Robinson is suing the city of Mount Rainier for $1.5 million. The suit alleges Robinson's rights were violated in 2019 when City Councilor Celina Benitez issued an open letter on social media characterizing an earlier Public Information Act records request from Robinson as "a racist pursuit." Robinson's records...
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