Corpus Christi Settles DOJ's Police Hiring Bias Claims

Law360, Houston (September 19, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, has settled a civil rights suit that alleged the city’s police department discriminated against female job applicants by requiring them to complete an extensive physical test.

According to a proposed consent decree set to be entered in the case, the city must abandon the physical abilities test used to select entry-level police officers, provide back pay to applicants who failed the test and develop a new selection process that complies with Title...
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