NJ Cops Slam Settlement In Exam Race Bias Case

Law360, New York (February 9, 2012, 5:26 PM EST) -- A group of Paterson, N.J., police officers on Thursday asked to intervene in a lawsuit over race discrimination in civil service exams, alleging a settlement reached by New Jersey and the federal government would unfairly deny them deserved promotions.

The 26 officers were all in line for promotions to sergeant after scoring more than 80 percent on the promotional exam, according to the memorandum filed in New Jersey federal court, but the settlement reached in August resulted in the department canceling those results. The state also...
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