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DC Police Officers Win Race Discrimination Suit

A federal jury ruled in favor of five police officers who experienced retribution after they made racial discrimination claims. The court awarded the officers $900,000 in compensation this week. The police officers filed two complaints that alleged racial discrimination in 2006, according to The Washington Post. In retaliation, they were labeled as “troublemakers” and top officials transferred the officers to lesser positions and denied them information necessary to their jobs, according to WTOP Radio. The Washington Examiner reports they were not given details regarding observation posts, were not informed of armed robbery suspects, and once were not informed of a unit’s execution of a search warrant. The police department plans to appeal, according to spokesperson Gwendolyn Crump.

Sources:

The Washington Post 7/19/10; The Washington Examiner 7/19/10; WTOP Radio 7/19/10

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