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Justice Department accuses Baltimore County of racial bias in police hiring

Aug 29, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

BALTIMORE - The Justice Department sued the Baltimore County government Tuesday, alleging that a written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against African American applicants.

Black applicants failed the test at a greater rate than white applicants, resulting in fewer African Americans being hired as police officers, the Justice Department said in the lawsuit. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, did not include the pass rates but said the differe...