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28 African-American Memphis Officers Face Demotion

WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Fifteen years ago, the officers won a lawsuit against City of Memphis that found promotion tests were discriminatory toward African-Americans and women. A judge agreed and those officers were promoted. More Here.

January 23, 2015
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bob retired leo @ 1/24/2015 12:52 PM

As a veteran out of the military back in the day, I took the NYPD exam and without veterans credits received a 98% . But I wasn't hired because it was ruled by a court that they needed more minorities on the force. So they lowered the passing mark from 70% to like 45% to hire more minorities. I got the job in later years and stayed long enough to take the first job with NYS and left. Then I went to Florida and worked there for a while. You cant win them all. But after all these years I think they should keep the people in the current positons. It seems wasteful to demote ranking officers after years of service. I was shift supervisor for many years and it takes a lot of time to train a good man to a supervisory position.

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