San Francisco to Pay $1.6 Million in Reverse Discrimination Suit

AP, February 28, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO—The city of San Francisco will pay $1.6 million to 12 police officers who claimed they were passed over for promotions because of reverse discrimination.

The Board of Supervisors approved the payment Tuesday after a settlement was reached in federal court two years ago.

The officers accused the Police Department of illegally favoring five black candidates for promotions to lieutenant.

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