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Five Black University Of Washington Police Officers Sue School Over Alleged Discrimination

SEATTLE (AP) – Five Black University of Washington police officers have filed claims for $8 million in damages.

They say they’ve been routinely insulted and demeaned by co-workers and supervisors.

They said they were disciplined and denied promotions because of their race.

The university has 60 days to respond.

Officer Damien Taylor said a white supervisor referred to him as “‘(his) own negro’ on a call.” Chief John Vinson, who is Black, was criticized by white officers for hiring too many Blacks.

A UW spokesperson says they’re stunned by the allegations but said they have no record of complaints being filed making these claims.


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