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...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. City of Corpus Christi, Texas

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

440(Civil Rights: Other)

Date Filed

July 2, 2012

Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.