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Details of City settlement with DOJ involving LPD hiring practices released

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The United States of America has sued the City of Lubbock (the “City”), alleging that the Lubbock Police Department discriminated against female and Hispanic applicants when hiring probationary police officers from January 16, 2010, to June 6, 2015. The City denies these allegations.

In settlement of this lawsuit, the United States and the City have voluntarily entered into a Consent Decree.

As part of the settlement, the City has agreed to provide money and other awards to individuals harmed by the alleged discrimination. Individuals who meet the following criteria may be eligible for relief:

  • Applicants who identified as Hispanic when applying to be a probationary police officer with the Lubbock Police Department and who did not pass the written examination administered by the Lubbock Police Department between January 16, 2010, and June 6, 2015; and
  • Applicants who identified as female when applying to be a probationary police officer with the Lubbock Police Department and who did not pass the physical fitness test administered by the Lubbock Police Department between January 16, 2010, and June 6, 2015.

Individuals who do not fall into either of these categories are not eligible for relief.

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