Thursday, July 12, 2007
Government Claims Reverse Discrimination By City Of Indianapolis
In an extremely rare move, the Justice Department has filed a reverse discrimination suit against the City of Indianapolis, alleging the Indianapolis police department discriminated against white male police officers in favor of African-American male and white female officers. The lawsuit alleges 8 white male officers were discriminated against on the basis of race or gender, including a GOP candidate for the city-county council, Benjamin Hunter. The Justice Department should also be taking a hard look at the Marion County Coroner's office, which has had numerous complaints of racial discrimination filed against it in the past year by former employees of the office.