[caption id="attachment_96358" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="A former district business official claims he was fired for reporting a $7.5 million no-bid contract for a video surveillance system to the FBI and others."][/caption]

Francis X. Dougherty, one of the two Philadelphia School District administrators fired after an investigation into leaks about a $7.5 million no-bid video surveillance camera project, has filed a federal lawsuit that alleges he was wrongly terminated for being a whistleblower.

The civil rights complaint filed in U.S. District Court a week ago said former Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman improperly steered the no-bid contract...

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