Black Milwaukee Police Captain’s Hiring Denial Spurs Bias Trial

Oct. 21, 2021, 8:22 PM

Milwaukee and its former police chief may have engaged in race discrimination when they failed to hire a Black police captain for a communications position similar to the job the chief had recently moved him out of, the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled.

A jury could find Andra Williams’ qualifications for the emergency communications manager position with the Milwaukee Police Department were comparable to those of Jill Price, the White woman then-Chief Edward Flynn picked for the job, the court said. Williams held the position that the emergency communications manager was replacing for almost eight years and was ranked higher ...

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