Detroit Police Accused of Sex Discrimination Over Special Response Team
May 31, 2011
A Detroit Police lieutenant sued the department today in federal court, alleging a physical test to qualify for an elite — and controversial — unit discriminates against women.
The lawsuit filed by Lt. Sherell Stanley chronicles the woman's bid to become the first woman assigned to the department's Special Response Team.
The unit requires applicants to take a physical agility test. Stanley hired a personal trainer and asked to take the test in July 2008. She immediately met resistance, according to the lawsuit. A former lieutenant told her no female had ever passed the test but she was welcome to try. A second man, a sergeant assigned to the unit, was more blunt. "Your best won't be good enough," he told Stanley, according to the lawsuit.
Source: The Detroit News
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OCSO124 @ 9/6/2011 7:55 AM
Did she take the test? If she did, did she pass? If not, the it's a moot point. If she passed, and it was the same test criteria, then good on her. This is the same for female Marines. They have to take the same tests, and have the same passing scores as the men.
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