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Maryland County Must Revamp Police Promotion Systems to End Bias

April 22, 2021, 6:15 PM

Prince George’s County, Md., must stop using its promotion systems for police officers after certain pending cycles are completed and revamp its promotion processes by October to end years of apparent discrimination against Black and Hispanic officers, a federal judge ruled.

The 12 current and former Prince George’s County officers suing together with the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association and the United Black Police Officers Association are entitled to a preliminary injunction barring future use of the current promotion tests and processes because they showed a likelihood they will prevail in the 2018 case, the U.S. District Court for the...

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