A black Pennsylvania trooper claims he was fired for not writing proper reports and sometimes used Ebonics in the reports.

In the lawsuit, William Peake, 29, claims he faced discrimination from his mostly white fellow troopers after he was stationed at the Uniontown barracks. He graduated from the police academy in May 2009.

Peake was required to sign a termination letter contending he was let go for a "lack of solid job knowledge and basic police skills" and other "officer/public safety concerns" not spelled out in that letter in November 2010, reports the Associated Press.