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LA Airport Officers File Discrimination Suit

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(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former and one current Los Angeles Airport police officers have filed a lawsuit accusing their bosses of discriminating against white officers and giving preferential treatment to black officers.

The suit, filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that black officers were promoted despite getting lower scores on promotional exams and white officers were treated more harshly for misconduct compared with their black counterparts facing similar accusations.

The Los Angeles Times received an e-mail from an airport police spokeswoman in response to the lawsuit, saying the department complies with all anti-discrimination policies.

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