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US12 white men sue San Francisco police for race, sex bias

04:00  13 june  2019
04:00  13 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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12 :30 - 12 :59. The report found no proof of racial bias by officers or the agency as a whole; however, it did conclude that San Francisco police stop African-American drivers in disproportionately high numbers and that black and Latino drivers were more likely than whites to be searched.

12 white men sue San Francisco police for race, sex bias© The Associated Press FILE - This April 29, 2016, file photo shows a patch and badge on the uniform of a San Francisco police officer in San Francisco. Twelve white male San Francisco police officers are suing the city, saying they were passed over for promotions because of their race and gender. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday, June 12, 2019, that the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in federal court, is the latest round in a long-running conflict. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO — Twelve white male San Francisco police officers are suing the city, arguing they were passed over for promotions because of their race and gender.

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The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in federal court, is the latest round in a conflict that dates back decades. A 13th plaintiff who is now retired says she also was denied promotion, because she is a white lesbian.

The lawsuit challenges a test-scoring method that the city adopted in 1979 in response to a lawsuit from a group representing black and female officers, who alleged discrimination in hiring and promotions.

San Francisco "bands" promotional test scores so that people who score within a certain range are treated the same, which means the department can consider other factors such as language skills and experience in awarding promotions. The latest lawsuit challenges that method.

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Thirteen present and former San Francisco police officers sued the city in federal court Tuesday, claiming that they have been discriminated against in It asks for an injunction barring the alleged bias and for compensatory and punitive financial awards. The defendants include the city, the Police

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"The city — to this day — has a long-standing practice and custom of discriminating against white males in SFPD promotions to the rank of sergeant, lieutenant and captain," said M. Greg Mullanax, the officers' attorney, in the lawsuit.

Mullanax said that in 2016, the department promoted three black sergeants, even though their scores were lower than those of 11 white candidates who were denied promotions.

San Francisco settled a similar 2003 lawsuit for $1.6 million, but did not acknowledge wrongdoing.

Mullanax said the Police Officers Association contacted Chief William Scott but none of the officers who met with Scott received any "substantive response."

John Coté, a spokesman for City Attorney Dennis Herrera, said the department "uses lawful, merit-based civil service examinations in making promotions."

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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