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Closing arguments Tuesday in Slaby's discrimination lawsuit

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

ALEXANDRIA, VA (WTAQ) - Oak Creek native Justin Slaby could find out Tuesday whether he’ll win his discrimination suit against the FBI for not hiring him as a special agent.

Testimony ended Monday, when the 30-year-old Slaby showed a jury how well he could hold and fire a weapon with his prosthetic hand.

He’s a former Army Ranger who lost his left hand in 2004, while training for his fourth tour of duty in Iraq. Seven years later, he said he was rejected as an FBI agent before he could show his training academy instructors what he could do.

Attorneys were scheduled to give closing arguments Tuesday morning to an eight-member federal court jury in Alexandria Virginia. After Slaby’s testimony, the government Monday brought in 4 FBI trainers who said he failed to show that he could safely and effectively fire a gun with his weaker hand.

They also raised questions about Slaby’s ability to handcuff and search suspects. Slaby said he performed both functions to his instructors’ satisfaction.

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