NJ Settles Race Bias Suit Over Police Promotion Test

Law360, New York (August 1, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday it had resolved allegations that New Jersey discriminated against blacks and Hispanics in police sergeant promotions, with the state agreeing to drop the written test at issue and pay $1 million.

Pending court approval, New Jersey and its civil service commission will craft new procedures scrapping the written test for police sergeant positions that black and Hispanic candidates allegedly failed at higher rates than whites, while those who did pass had scores lower than white candidates.

New Jersey will...
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