5 Phoenix police officers allege discrimination
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PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say two high-ranking Phoenix police supervisors discriminated against white officers when they chose women and minorities to work the presidential inauguration.
City administrators placed a "letter of concern" in the supervisors' personnel files. But the union that represents 2,500 rank-and-file officers claims the discipline measure isn't tough enough.
Five white officers logged a complaint last October with the city's Equal Opportunity Department. They say the selection process using race and gender unfairly excluded them.
EOD officials say that because the Phoenix Police Department re-selected the team based on seniority prior to the inauguration, no harm was done to the white officers.
The Arizona Republic says the five officers who filed the complaint can pursue the issue with the Arizona Attorney General's Office and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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