Secret Service Agents Win Class Cert. In Race Bias Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 27, 2013, 6:37 PM EST) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Monday certified a class of African-American current and former special agents in a long-running dispute in which they allege that that the U.S. Secret Service engaged in a pattern of discrimination in promotions of black agents.

Monday’s decision comes less than a week after ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., criticized the Secret Service for failing to resolve the litigation and the underlying problems with race discrimination at the agency.

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