Police Officers Lose Title VII Case Against Memphis

Law360, New York (September 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court panel has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a racially mixed group of 40 male and female police officers in Memphis, Tenn., who alleged they should have been promoted from lieutenant to major.

In a decision handed down Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the city of Memphis did not discriminate against the police officers by canceling a promotional process in which white male applicants scored disproportionately higher than black and female applicants....
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