Racial Discrimination Cases

April 1st, 2014
Written by Joe Mandak in Discrimination Cases with 1 Comment
White police officers were found guilty of falsely arresting a black teen but deemed not to have used excessive force.
White policemen have been found guilty of falsely arresting a black teen, but not guilty of using excessive force. The then teen, Jordan Miles, is now 22. The three white officers accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of beating a black art student and falsely arrested him were deemed not to have used excessive force, but were found guilty, a jury determined on Monday. The jury awarded the...
March 24th, 2014
Written by Jacques Billeaud - Associated in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio and his office, will be required to provide answers Monday, March 24, 2014 to U.S. District Judge Murray Snow about an Oct. 18 training session in which the judge said Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan appears to suggest that rank-and-file deputies weren't obliged to make their best efforts to remedy the agency's constitutional violations regarding racial profiling.
Racial profiling findings against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office issued by a federal judge in 2013 seem not to be taken seriously. Arpaio and his top aide are now required to appear before the federal judge who believes the two have mischaracterized and trivialized the judge's key findings in a racial-profiling decision issued last year against the police agency. The sheriff's...
March 21st, 2014
Written by Jake Pearson in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
An appeals court ruled that the fire department must undergo court supervision for five years to ensure it doesn't discriminate against blacks and Hispanics in its hiring practices.
About 1,500 minorities who took New York City fire department entrance exams that were found to be biased will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million, a black firefighters' group that had sued the city over racial discrimination said Tuesday. The settlement of the 7-year-old case capped a long and arduous legal fight by the group, the Vulcan Society, over diversity in the fire...
March 14th, 2014
Written by Joe Mandak in Discrimination Cases with 4 Comments
This Jan. 22, 2010 file photo shows Jordan Miles in his home in Pittsburgh, shortly after being beaten and arrested by thee plainclothes police officers who claim they mistook a soda bottle for a weapon.
A second civil rights trial will attempt to disprove that three white plainclothes police officers claim they mistook a soda bottle for a weapon when they beat and arrested a black Pittsburgh performing arts student. Attorneys for Jordan Miles and the three officers accused of unjustly arresting and beating him described starkly different versions of the confrontation: one started either by white...
March 10th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Discrimination Cases with 1 Comment
Westminster Police Officers Brian Perez, Jose Flores and Ryan Reyes were awarded $3.5 by a federal judge when a jury agreed that the three officers had been passed over for promotion because of their ethnicity.
Three Latino police officers from Westminster, California won more than $3.5 million in a racial descrimnation case following claims that they were denied promotion due to their ethnicity. The jury deliberated four days before ruling for Jose Flores, Ryan Reyes and Brian Perez in their discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the Orange County city, Police Chief Kevin Baker and three former...


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